[Ads-l] "salty"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 2 17:44:13 UTC 2015


Dude! If it ain't sweet, it's gotta be....

JL

On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 1:20 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

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> Poster:       Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Re: "salty"
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> I wrote about the revival of "salty" (particularly in gamer talk) for
> my Wall St. Journal column:
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> http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-salty-word-with-a-promising-future-1421427784
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> On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
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> http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/637240-ultimate-marvel-vs-capcom-3/61255250
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> > 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:
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> > >
> > > 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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