But what is Urban Dictionary anyway?
When you start playing online games, one of the first problems you have to solve is understanding what others are saying in game chat.
In a virtual world where people from all regions and dialects come together and communicate in real time with everyone else, it should be no surprise that the language used in these cyber realms takes on qualities of its own.
gg, bb, cu, cya, omg, afk, lame, noob, cheat, pwned, lol, brb, n1, gn, thx, ty, ns, lag, ping, bot, camper, kick, spec, wtf, idk, k, np, …
Hmm…, for me it wasn’t easy at all, until someone pointed me to Urban Dictionary.
Urban Dictionary is a web-based dictionary of slang words and phrases, which contains over 10 million definitions. Submissions are regulated by volunteer editors and rated by site visitors. Most words have multiple definitions, usage examples, and tags. Many examples are funny, though frequently gross.
[BTW, the image above is an accurate “Wordle“ of the words I used more frequently in BallerBude game chat, during the 6 months when I was admin. Based on BB logs].