The World of Warcraft is a common topic of discussion in my family. As such, I tend to forget that while my parents might enjoy hearing about my exploits on my shiny new shaman, my friends may not. In fact, they may very likely have no idea what I'm going on about. A simple change in subject can fix that well enough. Laugh it off and move on.
Sometimes, though, I say these things in public. Maybe I'm on the phone with Dad or shopping with Mom, and suddenly a lack of context leads to embarrassing misunderstandings. To wit:
- I spent all last weekend grinding on turtles. So many turtles! They just kept coming!
- That guy in Tarren Mill is awful! He always convinces me to poison the dog.
- I kept beating that priest over and over and he just wouldn't die!
All innocent statements, if you know the jargon and context. All reprehensibly immoral acts punishable by a court of law, if you don't.