“Noob” could be the millionth English word

Monday, 11th May 2009 12:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Beyond belief. “Noob” could be the millionth official English word, according to this MSN report, citing UK newspapers the Telegraph, the Sun and the Independent.

Global Language Monitor acknowledges new words once they have been used 25,000 times by media outlets, social networking websites and in other public sources, apparently.

That’s not even funny. Full thing through there.



  1. Mike

    I thought the English language already topped 1 million. I hope innit’s in there. Best word word ever, innit.

    #1 6 years ago

    Oh Mike, you’re such a drengerøv!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Well i guess VG247 is a media outlet and Pat must have said ‘innit’ over 25,000 times already.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Chutn3y

    Anyone up for cut-n-pasting ‘Moob’ into their FaceBook profile 25,000 times to see if we can get it officially recognised?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    So is ‘smeg’ an official english word then? I’m sure thats been used millions of times.

    And it may be important to point out that not only the english use the word noob.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk


    Wait, is that in the dictionary too?

    #6 6 years ago
  7. JonFE

    Blerk, I don’t know about ‘OMG!’ but I’m quite sure ‘WTF?’ should be in the dictionary by now!

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Prof Power Glove

    I don’t think ‘smeg’ has been used since 1995 and even then, it was unearthed by the guy who wrote Red Dwarf (who in turn read it in an ancient manuscript from the 1800′s).

    Is n00b technically ‘english’ though? Or are we being taken over gradually, by a cyberneti binary language!!?!?

    #8 6 years ago
  9. deanimate

    smeg is a cracking word.
    noob sounds a fair addition i think.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Spiral

    If it’s noob, fine. If it’s n00b then there needs to be a killing spree.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Tonka

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The “All your base are belong to us” translation will be the norm in the future. That is how people wil speak. Not like we do now.

    It’s a message from the future passed down to us.
    All hail. Someone set up us the bomb!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. dirigiblebill

    OED entry or it didn’t happen ;)

    #12 6 years ago

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