Where/when did the term "salty" pop up?

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11 months ago#1
I can see you guys like conformity as every site I go to xbots are using the term "salty." Can you guys make up your own stuff? I see now why every person buys call of duty over, and over again. I like the term sheeple better. It's more acurate than salty.
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11 months ago#2
Today after Xbox's gamescom was when the word was put into full use. It was invented back in 1300s when the aliens attacked and the humans became really salty about it.
11 months ago#3
K, thanks for clarifying. :)
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11 months ago#4
I agree with this sentiment.

It's not "working", I just find it trite and uninspired.

It's far more satisfying to actually debate than call each other childish names and attack characters.
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11 months ago#5
it was slang in the fighting game community just became more wide spread as the tournaments got a bigger audience.
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11 months ago#6
According to the etymology/word origin section for "salty" at dictionary.com its use to mean angry/irritated was first attested to 1938. It's recent popularity seems to me to have sprung up from overusage at popular streamed fighting game tournaments.
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11 months ago#7
So much salt, I no y'all be jelly as f*** but damn why u gotta throw shade at a *****? O well, haters gon hate lolololololol
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11 months ago#8
I remember when 'QQ' was the term for what salty now implies on GameFAQs about 3 or 4 years ago. Hipsters and their internet memes. *rolls eyes*
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11 months ago#9
IceHusky posted...
I remember when 'QQ' was the term for what salty now implies on GameFAQs about 3 or 4 years ago. Hipsters and their internet memes. *rolls eyes*


*le sigh*
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11 months ago#10
You must be a kid or something. Salty has been around a long time.
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