Saturday, October 20, 2007

Skillcoil

If you've read more than a few posts on my blog, you have likely noticed that I have a soft spot for puns. As it turns out, I also have a thing for pejorative portmanteau nicknames; even ones that aren't that clever. For example, a pretty common one is "sorostitute," which as you might guess is a combination of "sorority" and "prostitute," and is used insultingly to refer to a sorority member, while implying that everyone in a sorority is a slut.

I love these things. More than I should. World of Warcraft culture, if I can call it such a thing, is chock-full of these things. By all right I should be sick of them by now. For example, "skillcoil" is the name given to the warlock spell "Death Coil," which is widely regarded as very powerful, and the insult is that it's too powerful for a character ability that requires no player skill. Hence, skillcoil. There are about a thousand others. I will not go into them here.

2 comments:

D Wheezy said...

I just learned two words from your blog. Yay!

Travis said...

Sleepless in the Seattle Metro Area: It educates you while you learn!