Alessandra kindly left a comment on the Mog On, Ceniza blog, and I agree with him/her about the low-level items. I wandered over to his/her blog and discovered this delightful surprise, that it would be written in Brazilian Portugeuse.
Now, I don't know Portugeuse, but I seem to know when players in PUGs are speaking it. My good friend will kindly run me through dungeons; I consider him my bodyguard. Other players gasp when they see his i-level and weapons, and then he brings out the dps/damage and we are all safely carried on warlock or rogue's wings. Last night one group was from the same server, Tol Barad, and speaking Portugeuse. At one point, they said "..........[something about tank].........[something about proximity].......Ceniza." I am not sure what I was doing wrong, but I hoped I stopped doing it. This group pulled every single mob in that one stretch before Ozruk in Stonecore, and well, that was a challenge. My friend and I noticed that the healer wouldn't heal us, at least not until after fights were over. Made things interesting.
I am still ashamed that English is my only language. I feel we Yanks have been much too isolated and narrow-minded, and well, lazy. But I still wish I had an on-the-spot translating tool.
Which reminds me; last week I did a random with Zep. Went into Zul'Aman, and it turns out, have never done that on her before. It was a squirrely group, but the druid seemed to, well, he gave me confidence. At one point, I asked the hunter if he was misdirecting to the tank, and he said, "no speaky english." I whispered the druid and told him the hunter was a racist asshole. The druid asked for clarification, and I said "No one who doesn't speak English says that." The druid then proceeded to ask questions in a stream of perfect Spanish. No response from the hunter. He was summarily kicked. That run took a while, and it ended up being fun and satisfying, but really, having an intelligent conversation with another player is what made it cool.
And Senor: convertirlo en una rana is going to come in handy. Gracias.