My kiddos have a secret language.
It bears a certain resemblance to our native English, involving words such as Creeper, Enderman, Ghast, slime and Steve, yet remains exceedingly difficult to decipher. After exhaustive research (i.e. I asked my lovely children what the heck they were talking about), I have discovered what this language is…
Minecraftese: (noun) a modern, rapidly evolving language spoken by
cult members players of the video game Minecraft, sometimes referred to as Minecraftian or Mine Latin.
While I’ve yet to personally delve into the Minecraft world, I love that it’s a game my children can (safely) enjoy and share with each other and friends. Whenever they meet someone new, drop an obscure Minecraft reference and discover a fellow fan, I smile because it reminds me of the way my fellow nerds communicate in Montypythonian (how does a one-pound swallow carry a two-pound coconut after all?).
Here’s a funny vid they shared with me. Whether you’re a Minecraft enthusiast or still trying to figure out what an Enderman is, I think you’ll get a kick out of it too…
And here’s an interesting article on how Minecraft may actually help your brain.
What do you think? Are you a Miner? Is Minecraft taking over the world? If so, should we be afraid?