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Noob May Be Added to the English Dictionary as One Millionth Word

"Noob" May Be Added to the Dictionary: PWN to Follow?

Once used to describe new recruits during WWII, the word "noob" (aka n00b) has emerged from the gaming community and into the Internet and beyond (beyond includes jewelry), to describe anyone who is new or green somewhere, often with negative connotations.


It's become more and more well-known to the general public, rather than just the provenance of the MMORPG community, and it's possible its usage is about to skyrocket: the word noob may be the next word to be added to the English dictionary.

If this news from the Global Language Monitor is true, noob will not just be a legitimate word, it'll also be the one millionth — quite a feat for a word that's usually spelled with two zeroes.

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