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Re:Noob, noobies, newbies...whatever.

Posted by: Administrator on February 24, 2004 02:33 PM

Hmm. According to Google Groups, "newbies" is not only much more popular, it's also older. The earliest "newbies" result I got is <A HREF="" TITLE="">from 1988</a>, but the earliest "noobies" result is <A HREF="" TITLE="">from 1994</a>. I'm probably risking trollification here, but I don't follow your reasoning. I guess usenet isn't the end-all be-all indicator of word usage, but it's as good as anything I could think of. I think I'll let this subject drop now, though. I've probably annoyed enough people as it is with my off-topic blathering.


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