A Lexicon for Gamespeak

Oh, us kids today, with our funny words and our Netflix and Chill. As a writer, English major, and all around lover of words, I think the evolution of language is fascinating, and right now we're in the throes of a big shift in the way that we communicate—and in our new, text-based world of talking, there's all sorts of acronyms and terminology that are nearly impossible to keep up with. I am always coming across new phrases and terms and I have no idea what they mean. But if you want to learn to speak like a gamer, here's a brief lexicon to get you started.

This won't be exhaustive, just a primer to help you understand some of this weirdness we've invented for the lols.