When Magic Lingo Doesn’t Make Sense

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I remember coming back from a PTQ around the time I started playing Magic, and it was one of those late-night car rides. Great times, of course, but maybe not entirely safe-for-work, if you will. But it was a lot of fun to figure out which cards had the weirdest names for "real life." It's one of those experiences you can only have with other Magic players.


Turns out I'm not the only one to go through this, and this thread from today, aptly titled "What string of MTG lingo sounds the worst to people who don't play?" brings out quite a few of the funniest ones. It's well-worth checking out if you're looking for a quick laugh. And with the top response being "Plow your Mom" (referring, of course, to using a Swords to Plowshares on a Mother of Runes), how could it miss?

You can find the full thread here.

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Corbin Hosler

Corbin Hosler is a journalist living in Norman, Oklahoma (also known as the hotbed of Magic). He started playing in Shadowmoor and chased the Pro Tour dream for a few years, culminating in a Star City Games Legacy Open finals appearance in 2011 before deciding to turn to trading and speculation full-time. He writes weekly at and biweekly for LegitMTG. He also cohosts Brainstorm Brewery, the only financial podcast on the net. He can best be reached @Chosler88 on Twitter.

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