When I'm going through fighting off enemies in Diablo 2, and I hear the little monsters utter a saying, does the saying "Rakanishu" have any meaning in the Diablo games? So far I have only heard it said in #2, is it said in any others?
@deutschZuid is right on.
In Diablo II, Rakanishu is a unique Carver mob that always spawns next to the Cairn Stones in Stony Field.
It is also said by event mobs in Diablo III. An "Avatar of Rakanishu" makes a cameo in the Dahlgur Oasis and drops a unique named weapon.
One of my friends was senior programmer for D2. I asked him the same question one day -- "where the hell did you guys get the name `rakanishu'?" He said that one day in the office another employee sneezed, and it came out sounding like "RAKANISHU!" They liked it, and made it part of the game. So it doesn't really mean anything, just a silly inside joke.