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11-09-2010 @ 9:15AM
Alliance and Horde have to unlock Twilight Highlands for new crafting recipes? Oh well my JC is already 80 (and my main) and I now have an 80 with skinning and herbing (the latter that feeds my inscriptionist, which I guess I need to get to 80).Ugh.
11-09-2010 @ 10:27AM
Scribe.Huge pet peeve of mine.
11-09-2010 @ 11:09AM
Actually 'inscriptionist' could be considered preferable to 'scribe'. A scribe is typically associated with writing longer documents, whereas an inscriber or inscriptionist is more appropriate to someone making a diagrammatic or single character inscription. Inscriptionist is noted as first used in 1861 in the OED - it's a perfectly valid word.Sorry, people trying to be pedantic and failing is a pet peeve of mine.
11-09-2010 @ 11:17AM
I prefer the term scribbler.
11-09-2010 @ 12:54PM
Just to be a special snowflake, I consider mine to be a Scrivener.
11-09-2010 @ 11:23AM
'scribbler' definitely gets my vote!
11-09-2010 @ 11:33AM
@Nav, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inscriptionistPet peeve and all.
11-09-2010 @ 11:34AM
Blizzard uses the term Scribe, not inscriptionist. 'Added with patch 3.02, “Echoes of Doom,” the Inscription profession allows its practitioners, called "scribes," to enhance the spells and abilities of players’ characters, such as enhancing a rogue's Backstab ability to deal more damage to stunned targets, or allowing a priest’s Circle of Healing to heal one more target. 'From: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/professions/inscription.htmlNobody's being pedantic here, except you.
Everyone gets so worked up about correcting people who don't say scribe but nobody ever bats an eye when we use the made up word "jewelcrafter" when jeweler would be more appropriate.That being said, "inscriptionist" just does not roll off the tongue.
11-09-2010 @ 11:57AM
@MatchuClearly Merriam-Webster is the be all and end all of the English language.He quite clearly stated in the OED it's acceptable, and frankly, who cares whether it's acceptable or not?It's language, it evolves, get used to it.
11-09-2010 @ 12:02PM
@Matchu: Merriam Webster? You can prise my OED from my cold dead hands ;)As for Blizzard using 'scribe' - I'm not saying that's invalid either, but you can legitimately have more than one expression for a profession. Just ask your local cop or police officer. Also, Blizzard have a bad habit of pluralising 'shaman' incorrectly, and I'm not going to go along with that even if it is canonical!
11-09-2010 @ 12:03PM
Two other completely valid and accurate terms for one who practices inscription: Inscriber is the simple -er form of the verb 'to inscribe' and is perfectly acceptable, if a little clunky. Scrivener, basically a more convoluted form of the word scribe, is also a proper term for the profession, and has a lovely poetic ring to it.
11-09-2010 @ 12:21PM
@matchu, I hear you're not allowed to add any more word to the dictionary. Except gullible, they added that twice...
11-09-2010 @ 12:38PM
Sooo, why don't they just put level limits on the recipes? Make it so we can't learn them till level 85 or whatever. Why make us travel to a remote vendor?
11-09-2010 @ 1:31PM
Blizzard also uses the term "Scrivener" on at least one NPC - may he rest in pieces - which is a more accurate term.Scribes scribble.
11-09-2010 @ 1:42PM
Inscriptionator. So let it be written, so let it be done!
11-09-2010 @ 2:01PM
Quill Jockey, if you please
11-09-2010 @ 2:06PM
Or, for the Anglophiles out there - Parchment Botherer?
11-09-2010 @ 2:46PM
@JilletteFrankly, Jillete, I find this meatloaf both shallow and pedantic.
11-09-2010 @ 3:10PM
Inscriptionist or inscriber is the correct term for the profession of inscription. You won't find it in the dictionary because Blizz made it up. Prior to WoW, there was no profession of "Inscription". Only with WoW was it defined as a dedicated profession in itself. Calling one who practices it a scribe is rather inaccurate as the profession of Inscription encompasses much more than a typical scribe profession would as it involves creating velum and inks which are not part of a typical scribe's repertoire (the exception being sofers which would often make their own inks and parchment to maintain the religious purity of their work) and are unique to the profession created by Blizzard thus a new term, such as inscriptionist would be preferable to an existing, yet inaccurate, term such as scribe.
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