I hear we get to whine about stuff today and it’s sanctioned. Dude. I spent a whole year venting my spleen and pretty much no one appeared to care. But I was thinking things had been a little too sunshine and roses over here lately.
I hate roses.
I also hate it when people completely butcher names in WoW. Now, I’ve long since resigned myself to people getting my name wrong. But there is no excuse for some of the other nonsense I’ve heard over the years.
Now, I’m not talking about my delightful French-Canadians and their delightful accents, lending an exotic air to things like “ASAP,” no. I am talking about people who are apparently so terribly bad at reading and knowing the rules of their own damn first language that they are constantly butchering simple things like “Shattrath” or “Dalaran” or “Illidan.”
Serious. How goddamn hard is any of that to look at and get right? Yet I have heard them pronounced “Shatt-ra” “Da-lore-an” and “Ill-add-in” respectively.
Don’t even get me started on the Draenei. There is no excuse. There is even a joke about it.
Why does everyone have trouble with the name of our people? It sounds just like it is spelled.
Next thing you know, I’m going to have to start educating people on how to pronounce the name of my new character. I’ve already had several people mangle it. Seriously. What is so hard about Kyiqtlbxs?