This thread is simply for giggles, though it is somewhat FFXIV related. Just more on the social aspect.
Being a former English teacher, I keep my /shout's filtered lest I have a seizure due to the insanely bad spelling of kids trying to get their points across, though now I seem to have a pretty mighty list and thought I would share some of it with the intelligent crowd so they could get a chuckle as well. If you have any good ones Id love to hear them too.
Lets start with some of the commons from texting that spills over into gaming:
"2" does not equal "to" or "too". It does equal "two" though.
"u" ...we know this one.
"r" ...we know this one as well.
"no" used as "know", as in "i no u r 2! lol!" <-- actually seen this used. Looks like a license plate.
"wat" - seriously? You can't spell "what"? also occasionally seen as "wut"
"wud" - in reference to "would" or at times "wood" (carpenters in the game after all).
"rly" - this one makes me think of owls, no idea why.
-Using "GLD" in place of "Gladiator". For clarification: GLA is the abbreviated form of Gladiator. GLD is for Goldsmithing. This happens constantly.
Some randoms that somehow got understood:
Buddy >> "gz"? Please explain.
Buddy >> oh my.
Here's the explanation my buddy gave me - "gz" is apparently the abbreviated form of "gratz"...which is already the abbreviated form of Congratulations. No child left behind!
Using the translation menu due to laziness has generated some good ones:
Buddy>> Sir, are you in need of assistance? Would you like a <<Raise>>?
player>> <<I'm Sorry!>> <<Leathercraft>>
Buddy >> Alright then. Carry on.
We never did get an explanation on that one.
That's all I got for now. Just thought I'd share. Anyone else have any good ones?