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4-05-2008 @ 9:37AM
Also; for somebody whose job it is to write about your experiences with World of Warcraft, is it too much trouble to ask that you use the appropriate words? "Aping" is an entirely different and real word, and saves only 3 letters from "applying". You're hardly abbreviating Serpentshrine Cavern, here.
4-05-2008 @ 9:52AM
Wow, you corrected a blogger's post! Your E-peen must be HUGE!
4-05-2008 @ 10:02AM
Sure, *that* follows. I guess it *is* too much to expect blog posts on the most popular independent World of Warcraft blog to be held to any kind of standards. Hey, let's all go register mywowbloglulz.blogspot.com and have done with it, eh?
4-05-2008 @ 10:06AM
Kapowaz has a point. Applying and Apping are just 2 letters apart. Best example for shortening has been provided - Serpentshrine Caverns into SSC. U SRSLY CNT B THT LZY 2 TYP 2 LTTRS!
4-05-2008 @ 10:24AM
With kapowaz on this one - apping is not a necessary abbreviation for applying, and aping has a different meaning.Also, why is correcting a blogger's spelling or grammar such a bad thing? After all, correct use of language will help the bloggers to get their point across quicker, which is probably something they'd like. So kapowaz' post was actually helpful for Adam.
4-05-2008 @ 10:45AM
You guys who are challenging apping (I'm sure aping is just a typo) need to go study rhetoric. If you want to capture the attention of your audience and persuade them, you need to appeal to your character and emotion (pathos and ethos). Using "insider" words like apping is one way of appealing to a particular group. The mmo community has a lot of slang that makes us feel part of a homogeneous group, and a writer who is catering to such a group is well-advised to use that type of language. Any WoW player can easily identify a newbie player by their lack of familiarity with the jargon.If you doubt me, those of you pushing for stricter grammar also are part of a group (a group that values the use of formal language). Both groups can easily identify those who are "in" and those who are "out" by the language and terminology used.
4-05-2008 @ 11:18AM
aping = blog version of spirit armoryou fools got trolled suckazz!
4-05-2008 @ 11:37AM
I was fighting with MS word all night as it tried to correct apping into aping. Looks like it managed to get one by me before I posted this.Regarding the use of the word, you'll notice that yourself and everyone else knew what I was talking about. It is part of our lexicon as players of World of Warcraft. As such I look at it as a stylistic choice, within the bounds of proper use during discourse.
4-05-2008 @ 12:38PM
Other words that are part of the "World of Warcraft lexicon" include u, srsly, and nub. Please try to integrate more of these into your regular blogging voice, for more versimilitude.
4-05-2008 @ 4:55PM
I've played WoW for two and a half years and never heard anyone use the word "apping." Anywhere. Not even in Trade.
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