Jump to content
Daveh

Technically invalid phrases

Recommended Posts

Ever looked at somebody's chat message and thought 'that just doesn't make sense..'?

I'm going to make a list of some words/phrases I've seen and explain how it doesn't work; if you find one you'd like to add, put it in a message at the bottom, and I'll add it to the OP when I get the chance.

 

Noob

Either this is a fall-back insult, meaning you have nothing else to use - or you are insulting somebody due to the levels in skills they have achieved, which means that you are effectively saying you are superior due to the amount of time you have input to the game.

 

Go home

One I've seen a lot in my clan chat and wandering around the game world; how can one go home when they are speaking over a computer, most probably from the comfort of their bedroom/study or anywhere inside their home?

 

Poor for my level

Implies that at each combat level, everybody should have a set average amount of money, I know plenty of people who train combat stats and not income skills - I can see an element of truth in this, however, as while you advance in the game, you are sure to get some rare drops every now and then. I still see this as a simply invalid phrase to use, especially when making excuses as to why one could not afford an item.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Although I agree about 'noob', the term 'go home' means 'go off the internet'. Nobody actually has the internet as their 'home', and it's a common occurance to refer to websites and games as places away from home, because our language has had to cope with such a new concept relatively quickly.

 

'Poor for my level' is like talking about the average person. You are never going to meet an actual average person, there is no such thing, but you can come up with what the average person's income is at a certain age by taking a group of representative people at that age, add together their incomes and divide by the number of people. In this way, you can say in game whether you are 'poor' or 'rich' for your level, by comparing yourself with other players at a similar level.

 

Sorry for being pedantic, but those last two statements are legitimate, if a bit weird if taken literally.


~ W ~

 

sigzi.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The go home phrase means: leave and go somewhere where you are wanted/needed because either no one likes you 'here' or you are just a bad person (i.e troll).


Click for My Blog

Runescapew44.png

b3e1cfada6.png

670th to 99 Smithing July 21st, 07 |743rd to 99 Mining November 29th, 07 | 649th to 99 Runecrafting May 18th, 08 | 29,050th to 99 Defence October 20th, 08 | 20,700th to 99 Magic November 8, 08 | 47,938th to 99 Attack December 19, 08 | 37,829th to 99 Hitpoints December 24, 08 | 68,604th to 99 Strength February 4, 09 | 27,983rd to 99 Range February 9, 09 | 9,725th to 99 Prayer June 8, 09 | 6,620th to 99 Slayer December, 12 09 | 4,075th to 99 Summoning December, 28 09 | 3,551th to 99 Herblore February 24, 10 | 3,192th to 99 Dungeoneering November 11, 10 | 146,600th to 99 Cooking December 29th, 10 | 11,333rd to 99 Construction June 7th, 11 | 16,648th to 99 Farming August 1st, 11 | 19,993th to 99 Crafting August 2nd, 11 | 89,739th to 99 Woodcutting Janurary 1st, 12 | 55,424th to 99 Fishing May 9th, 12| 60,648th to 99 Firemaking May 12th, 12 | 16666th to 99 Agility May 17th, 2012 | 24476th to 99 Hunter June 1st, 2012 | 57,881st to 99 Fletching June 1st, 2012 | All 99s June 1st, 2012 | 3183th to 120 Dungeoneering July 24th, 2012 | 2341st to 2496 Total level July 24th, 2012 | Completionist Cape July 24th, 2012

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I also think that the first statement is legitimate as well... For a start you are saying that calling some-one a noob means your insulting their levels: this is rarely the case as you can be a noob at minigames, pking, gwd etc. Secondly what is invalid about saying you are superior than them in the game if your the one with the better skills. Seems to make perfect sense to me.


Best Rubik's cube time solve: 27.81 seconds.

Completed Facebook Tetris Marathon (670k score)

2000+ total with 5 99's, fletching, cooking, attack, thieving and firemaking

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nobody takes internet insults literally. if you do, there's something wrong with you. but everyone gets the message behind them. I can't think of many off the top of my head. But when I'm pking and someone accuses me of being cheap (and I can assure you I never try to be unfair when pking) and says "l2pk", I usually just respond by saying I am new to pking and i'm indeed learning2pk by attacking noobs like you [you being the person who said l2pk]. It usually shuts them up. But seriously though, I consider all of pking to be a learning experience to me because I actually need to learn to pk properly, so them telling me "l2pk" isn't an insult at all.


[hide=]

tip it would pay me $500.00 to keep my clothes ON :( :lol:
But then again, you fail to realize that 101% of the people in this universe hate you. Yes, humankind's hatred against you goes beyond mathematical possibilities.
That tears it. I'm starting an animal rebellion using my mind powers. Those PETA bastards will never see it coming until the porcupines are half way up their asses.
[/hide]

montageo.png

Apparently a lot of people say it. I own.

 

http://linkagg.com/ Not my site, but a simple, budding site that links often unheard-of websites that are amazing for usefulness and fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And I also think that the first statement is legitimate as well... For a start you are saying that calling some-one a noob means your insulting their levels: this is rarely the case as you can be a noob at minigames, pking, gwd etc. Secondly what is invalid about saying you are superior than them in the game if your the one with the better skills. Seems to make perfect sense to me.

 

I'm sure plenty of people have said this in the past, but even so; each one of us was at a point where we had that set of levels, albeit not exactly the same. The point is the steadily growing experience value going hand in hand with play time - I have played over 200 days on runescape, yet my skills aren't too brilliant; because I prefer to spend my time socializing. Different people prefer to do different things on the game - in my opinion that's what makes runescape so great; you can do what you want, when you want. To be insulted because you prefer doing something different to the majority just doesn't seem right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with poor for my level/good for my level I've been asked that many times.

 

"Am I good for my level?" what am I expected to do? take out the offical-RuneScape Cencus? mind you I usually say yes just to make them happy (usually) :mrgreen:


smellysockssigbyblfazer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have one to add.

 

No life

 

 

How can i have no life when i live and breath.


Fools_Taco.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagex need to rerelease sleeping bags in RS2 for the illiterate!


smellysockssigbyblfazer.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagex need to rerelease sleeping bags in RS2 for the illiterate!

 

I second this notion!


matchboxtwentyf.jpg

Ii_Bows_Ii.png

Jump_GP is a fail merch clan.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagex need to rerelease sleeping bags in RS2 for the illiterate!

 

I second this notion!

 

Once you reach 100 incorrect words, you are kidnapped by the school teacher and forced to type them all correctly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Poor for your level is usually for high levels like 110+ imo, where you start to not raise a level every day.

 

Go home has been explained and I use the word noob to mean idiot.


Zerker_jane.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagex need to rerelease sleeping bags in RS2 for the illiterate!

 

I second this notion!

 

Once you reach 100 incorrect words, you are kidnapped by the school teacher and forced to type them all correctly.

 

You should be able to fight that scary red dragon as a boss :3

Lewt: Edexcel maths GCSE 5.2 Textbook - sell value: -50gp

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.


If you jump into a river in Paris, you're insane. If you jump into a river in Egypt, you're in denial.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagex need to rerelease sleeping bags in RS2 for the illiterate!

 

I second this notion!

 

Once you reach 100 incorrect words, you are kidnapped by the school teacher and forced to type them all correctly.

Love this idea.


Stonewall337.png
[hide=Drops]Araxxor Eye x1 Leg pieces x2
GWD: 5000 Addy bar Steam B Staff x3 Z Spear x6 Sara. Hilt x2 Bandos Hilt x2 (LS, Solo)SS x6 (1 LS)
Tormented Demons: Shard x6 Slice x5 Claws x9 Limbs x3
DKS: Archer x21 Warrior x31 Berserker x30 Axe x51[/hide]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.

 

This is awesome. And by that, I do mean that I am in awe of this quoted post.


Pirate Rosetta stone. Learn a language while you scape.

Sounds interesting, but these days how many people really speak Pirate?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes me laugh when people tell me to "get out your mothers basement" while i'm sat on my nice leather sofa that I own, in the living room of the house that I own, sat next to my gorgeous girlfriend.... but yes... i have "no life" ;)

 

People also say that I am poor for my level. I quit RS for a long time and when I came back I had to start from scratch. Since coming back I have gained 99's in Fishing, Cooking, Fletching, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Defence, Hitpoints and Summoning (in that order and I was already 99 in Attack and Strength). What money I have been able to aquire since coming back from monster drops and skilling have been eaten up by other skills, most notably Summoning. I think I have about 20m in coins right now which to me is fine. I'm not bothered by having vast amounts of wealth, I'd rather spend my money on making my skills better.


612d9da508.png

Mercifull.png

Mercifull <3 Suzi

"We don't want players to be able to buy their way to success in RuneScape. If we let players start doing this, it devalues RuneScape for others. We feel your status in real-life shouldn't affect your ability to be successful in RuneScape" Jagex 01/04/01 - 02/03/12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Go home

 

One I've seen a lot in my clan chat and wandering around the game world; how can one go home when they are speaking over a computer, most probably from the comfort of their bedroom/study or anywhere inside their home?"

 

Strangely enough, I sometimes play RuneScape on my laptop in the car, tethering internet from my phone so... :rolleyes:


TIF-SIG-PREVAIL.jpg

IRC Nick: Hiroki | 99 Agility | Max Quest Points | 138 Combat

Bandos drops: 20 Hilt | 22 Chestplate | 21 Tassets | 14 Boots

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes me laugh when people tell me to "get out your mothers basement" while i'm sat on my nice leather sofa that I own, in the living room of the house that I own, sat next to my gorgeous girlfriend....(That I own) but yes... i have "no life" ;)

 

correction in bold :P

 

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.

 

I'm sorry, I [Linux Key] F'd this page (find) and the only results it brought up for the words 'incredible' and 'massive' were from your post and xgreenenvyx's post, quoting yours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes me laugh when people tell me to "get out your mothers basement" while i'm sat on my nice leather sofa that I own, in the living room of the house that I own, sat next to my gorgeous girlfriend.... but yes... i have "no life" ;)

 

People also say that I am poor for my level. I quit RS for a long time and when I came back I had to start from scratch. Since coming back I have gained 99's in Fishing, Cooking, Fletching, Woodcutting, Firemaking, Defence, Hitpoints and Summoning (in that order and I was already 99 in Attack and Strength). What money I have been able to aquire since coming back from monster drops and skilling have been eaten up by other skills, most notably Summoning. I think I have about 20m in coins right now which to me is fine. I'm not bothered by having vast amounts of wealth, I'd rather spend my money on making my skills better.

 

This sounds more like an excuse to talk yourself up than a response to invalid phrases :rolleyes:


jd4mfinalsmal0jp.gif

 

Proper Daily blogging including Starcraft 2!

 

Includes goal for 80+ all stats

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.

 

This is awesome. And by that, I do mean that I am in awe of this quoted post.

Personally, I think it's awful. And by awful, I do mean that it fills me with awe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't need to talk myself up in a post. I already brag about my levels in my signature which is applied to every post i make ;) lol

 

My point was mainly to explain why i'm "poor for my level", by explaining which skills i have spent money on, most notably Summoning.


612d9da508.png

Mercifull.png

Mercifull <3 Suzi

"We don't want players to be able to buy their way to success in RuneScape. If we let players start doing this, it devalues RuneScape for others. We feel your status in real-life shouldn't affect your ability to be successful in RuneScape" Jagex 01/04/01 - 02/03/12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.

 

What I find incredible is that you presumably haven't bothered to verify your statements above. Whilst massive can indeed mean having mass, it can also mean large in scale or amount, so a "massive amount of light" is perfectly reasonable use of the word massive.

 

Equally, incredible can be used both positively and negatively, however the latter usage is less frequent and is usually qualified as negative through intonation which is difficult to convey in text chat.

 

What you've done in your post is take a single definition and imply that any other usage is incorrect, it's akin to me saying "I can't believe someone shouted duck when they saw that object flying towards my head... Surely they must realise that a duck is a bird that goes quack".


Mordendravid.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Incredible means that it is difficult to believe (whatever you're calling unbeleivable).

 

Massive means having mass. A feather, being made of matter, is a massive object. You can not have, for example, a "massive amount of light".

 

I seriously doubt that you complain about the improper use of those words.

 

What I find incredible is that you presumably haven't bothered to verify your statements above. Whilst massive can indeed mean having mass, it can also mean large in scale or amount, so a "massive amount of light" is perfectly reasonable use of the word massive.

 

Equally, incredible can be used both positively and negatively, however the latter usage is less frequent and is usually qualified as negative through intonation which is difficult to convey in text chat.

 

What you've done in your post is take a single definition and imply that any other usage is incorrect, it's akin to me saying "I can't believe someone shouted duck when they saw that object flying towards my head... Surely they must realise that a duck is a bird that goes quack".

 

That's funny, it's exactly his point. Instead of debating against him you would be agreeing with his disagreement of the OP, perhaps you better re-read.


jd4mfinalsmal0jp.gif

 

Proper Daily blogging including Starcraft 2!

 

Includes goal for 80+ all stats

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.