Would probably better fit in the "I say, you say" thread or a new thread altogether - but it's really just a minor matter, so I thought I'd use an existing one.
While I hate the term, because it somehow trivializes the Third Reich, I probably can be called a grammar nazi (and have been called that on occasion). Well, I have Views on grammar and orthography, and while mine isn't perfect at all times, I at least try to keep my posts readable and intelligible.
However, I digress.
As some of you may know from my signature or the thread in the games subforum, I'm a fan of the game Path of Exile (PoE). It's like Diablo or any other action role playing game, where you are the hero (or something broadly equivalent) and slay hordes of monsters.
Anyway, in the PoE-Forums, people are referring to a single monster as a "mob". When I first read it, I was a bit confused. It took me a while to realize that "mob" means a single enemy.
This irritates me. I always thought "mob" was an amount of people, like what you spontaneously get in Ankh Morpork when something interesting happens. But perhaps I'm missing something. English has so many words and so many meanings to some of them, that I just might not be aware of the single person mob.
So, how do you use or understand the word "mob"?