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>;)