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LAVACID

noun; blending
An unknown substance found in video games that harms a character who steps or falls into it. ('If you step in the lavacid, you'll die.') The word was used because the people playing the game couldn't decide if the substance on the bottom of the screen was lava or acid. Rather than using one term or the other and having other players correct the usage to what they thought the substance was, the coiner used the term 'lavacid'. This conveys the meaning of a harmful liquid in a video game without having to debate what the liquid actually is.
 
Watch out for the lavacid!
Etymology : Blend of lava and acid, referring to common types of these harmful liquids
Source : Conversation with friends while playing a game
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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