It doesn't matter if it's corny. If they dropped the abbreviation and started calling them "Pocket Monsters" in America, do you think everyone's reaction would be "Finally! I can stop typing that stupid é!"? --- Which is more mature: playing a game where you can shoot people or seeing those games and deciding not to play them? Yes, I formerly had a Pokemon Gen VI sig.
I remember when I first played Pokemon... for the first 15 minutes I was like "why did I blow 25 bucks on this!?!" and then I ran into a Grass Type... "Cyndaquil used Ember! It's super effective!"
I've been hooked on the series ever since. "It's super effective!" is iconic and it's what got me on the series in the first place. I think it's great to see and gives you a rewarding feeling. --- "Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope." -HK-47