Talking like a gamer

I’ve been rewatching Gerry this past week, partly to prepare for an interview (stay tuned), partly to imagine a remake, and partly to just understand what Gus Van Sant & Co. were up to.
The dialogue keeps catching my ear, and not just because there’s so little of it. GVS, Casey Affleck and Matt Damon wrote in esoteric language and wrote out all explication. Discussion of a Wheel of Fortune player’s gaffe is specialized but recognizable to a TV audience. Other conversations are only comprehensible to much smaller populations, particularly gamers and the two Gerrys themselves.
Which made reading Greg Costikyan’s article/glossary, “Talk Like a Gamer,” so enjoyable. [thanks, BoingBoing]