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Thread: Newb, or Noob?

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    Newb, or Noob?

    Which do you prefer, and why?

    I like Noob. I think this was the precursor to Newb. Plus, looks kinda like "boob".

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    Neither...

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Which do you prefer, and why?

    I like Noob. I think this was the precursor to Newb. Plus, looks kinda like "boob".
    I prefer knewb....
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    I thought it was gnub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithcreek View Post
    I thought it was gnub?
    Nope.... gnoob, gnewb or gnube would be acceptable, however.
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    nub
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    Newb...as in new guy.
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    noob (or more accurately, n00b) has been a derogatory term since the beginning of the internet. newb doesn't have that.

    I thought it was gnub?
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    FNG.
    Bewb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    noob (or more accurately, n00b) has been a derogatory term since the beginning of the internet. newb doesn't have that.





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    [QUOTE=NateHawk;9925570]noob (or more accurately, n00b) has been a derogatory term since the beginning of the internet. newb doesn't have that.

    I think Al Gore coined it
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    lol is this really a thread???

    My vote is for noob.

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    Its only derogatory if its slung as an insult, n00b has become are perfectly legitimate description. The further leet speak variation has become the derogatory terms. Or atleast thats the way its gone on online games, misspelling the original shows you cant even be bothered.

    But i dont think its slung as an insult much anymore, its more used as a term of endearment. Or as a warning before a silly question is asked.
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    Noob... cause that's how we used to insult each another in MMOs.

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    You all have it wrong


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    Rookies

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    Amateurs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC View Post
    Nope.... gnoob, gnewb or gnube would be acceptable, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50calray View Post
    Amateurs
    we're all amateurs

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    Short for "newbie." I thought the word predated the internet, actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    The term's origin is uncertain. Earliest uses probably date to late twentieth century U.S. military jargon, though possible precursor terms are much earlier.
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    1 vote for newb

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    newb is more informative for sure ^^

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    it's n00b.




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