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What does it mean "noob"?
Newbie, specialy noob is used in a derogatory way as amigos4 said.
For more information on "noob" and other new expressions I like to take a look at "Urban Dictionary".
Urban Dictionary: noob
hi amigos...my fault...I wanted to say that "noob" is used to insult someone.
You could say: Anreak, you always make mistakes in English, how come you answer questions here noob!!? :)
Well, that funny article explains the diference.
Last edited by anreak; 28-Oct-2008 at 02:28.
The term "noob" is certainly an insult in some contexts. It can just mean someone who is new, and slightly hestitant at things, but it can also be a light insult to someone who is generally a bit silly.
Me - " I didnt know that ..."
Seb - " You noob! "
In some online game forums and environments, it is censored. Type "noob" and you see "n**b". So, very young people who are gaming addicts tend to find it very insulting. In World of Warcraft, for example, which my brother plays, its use is reason to be ejected from the game, as are its antonyms, "elite," "leet", "l33t", "hacker", "haXor" and the like.
Our office manager wears a tee-shirt that says "More dots! More dots!" He explained to me that it's a World of Warcraft quote and showed me a video, the soundtrack of which was a World of Warcraft team leader, whatever they're called. In about three minutes, you get more f-words and its friends and relations than in Goodfellas and Summer of Sam combined.
Glad they know their priorities!
Charlie, you're right. The censorship controls can be turned off, and when people go on vent, or ventrio, they often get excited. So what I said only applies for younger kids whose parents haven't allowed the controls to be turned off. Similarly, on the Ubuntu Linux forums (very like this one in appearance) the same noob / leet words are censored. You literally never see them in full.