[Ads-l] "salty"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 2 17:20:33 UTC 2015


I wrote about the revival of "salty" (particularly in gamer talk) for
my Wall St. Journal column:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-salty-word-with-a-promising-future-1421427784

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>
> http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/637240-ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3/61255250
>
> Salty - The state of being angry or frustrated by anothers action,
> definition primarily used by the video game community. Refers to the salt
> content in tears, as if to say that you were crying.
>
> Example:
>
> Player1: Man I'm tired of your cheap tactics and constant use of high tier
> characters.
> Player2: You sound salty bro. Get good. *presses taunt button*
> Senteniel: DETECTING INCREASE IN SODIUM LEVELS. *proceeds to t.bag
> player1's defeated corpse*.
>
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 12:55 PM, Amy West wrote:
>
> >
> > Why I read ADS-L: 'cause it edumacates me. Wilson discussed "salty" here
> > a bit ago, and I heard it from my white male teenager's mouth (and his
> > friends') yesterday:
> >
> > son: <something about a disappointing/frustrating move in a game on his
> > iPod Touch.> Salty.
> >
> > He and his friends seem to be using it more interjectionally? than
> > descriptively?

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