When I first started playing WoW, I was working at a sandwich shop with a couple of Horde players. It did not take long for WoW-speak to enter our vocabulary at work, especially on the rare occasion when a customer walked in wearing some sort of World of Warcraft T-shirt. I remember one of my fellow workers/players telling a customer, "It's a good thing you're not wearing an Alliance shirt, because this is a Horde-friendly restaurant." He then proceeded to talk about the then-new blood elf paladins until the customer got his sandwich and left.
On another occasion, during a slow bit at work, I turned around to see my coworker trying to cast some sort of shadow priest magic my direction. I immediately War Stomped and began to "auto fire" back, pointing out that Arcane Shot did not have a cast time.
Not only did WoW-speak help make the time go faster (especially at the tail end of night shifts), but I also noticed that I began to miss elements of the game while in real life. There is no general or trade chat to watch during the lunch rush, and at the end of the night, we were all disappointed that we had to mount up instead of using our hearthstones.
Who else has had experiences like mine? Has WoW helped you get through the day, or is it only a distraction in real life?