I thought it was a great idea for a topic to explain some of the naming conventions and to throw open the floor for other contributions from our readers. I'll also go some way into starting a kind of PvP glossary. I've been scouring the official forums and the like for threads where people ask questions of this nature to come up with a compendium of terminology to help you all out.
Now, a caveat -- and it's a big one. Particularly with the Arena composition names, there are some really bizarre ones out there. Some like the African Turtle Cleave have become pretty ubiquitous, but some are still very obscure. Others are really rather unsavory, and those aren't going to be up here.
If you add new ones in the comments and you can put in some links to prove their validity, I'll edit them into the piece, so get involved. And if there are terms I miss, ask; they can be edited in as well. I'm not even going to try to explain where some of the stranger ones come from; if you want to, then go for it!
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