Game Terms Overcome

I saw the following title on my gmail homepage:

Wired: Awesomely Bad Defense Trinkets, Part II

…and thought, "A WoW theorycraft article in Wired?! Is this a parody or…?"

It's funny, because of course the word trinket existed before WoW. However, in the last three years, I haven't seen that word once outside of a WoW context, while of course I've heard it many times in WoW.

Thus, trinket has been completely co-opted in my mind, and I will now have to translate back to normal English every time I see it. Grats to Blizzard on successfully hacking my basic language skills and pointing them back to their subscription game.

And so, my submission to the imaginary version of the above article: Direbrew Hops. It's zomgepic, but it won't help you tank anything.

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