You know, I’ve been lurking on SRK for a couple years now, registered just to discuss 3SO. That aside, there seems to be huge trend growing with what seems to me to be Poserspeak. I notice kids on streams or various vids or even forums constantly using words like salty, free, scrub etc.
Now I get what the words convey and all of that, but now I mostly associate constantly falling back on them as the signs of a poser. It reminds me of how you will find the most critical, most negative people constantly calling everyone and everything a scrub or scrubbish or swearing by their SRK suffix on their screen name, as if an SRK account validates or guarantees skill (likely better hides a lack of said skill). Even on some of the best or most impressive videos, some kid with no background will call the players scrubs for this reason or that reason. Personally I don’t think vids like Sugiyama vs Messatsou, or Akimo vs various players contain anything remotely “scrubby”.
Who originally developed these words? Was it just Yipes? Who thought it to say “hell this guy is stylish, let me steal that style and totally saturate any and all fighting game discussion with it”. I just want to see what you guys think of it.
It seems to me that you can’t watch or read anything related to fighting games now without kids throwing around these words. I want to get people’s honest opinions. Thanks everyone.