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Noob, noobies, newbies...whatever.

Posted by: Administrator on February 24, 2004 12:01 PM
Joe does do a good job...as always.

To the "noobie" question:
Noobie (noob is the more common short-usage form) comes from the late-'80s/early-'90s, with the more correct spelling of newbie recently coming into popular usage.

Those of us who have been around a while like the quaint nostalgia associated with the original usage; which was actually used to politely account and adjust for the presence of "newbies" in a variety of contexts.

Chalk the old usage up to habit.<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;)

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