Gaming slang could make history

Video games and the Internet have already made huge impacts on modern society and all of our lives. Now it may happen in a new way. Always one of gaming’s most beloved and over-used terms, “noob” is set to become the one millionth word added to the English language. “Noob,” short for “newbie”, is a derisive name applied to anyone less skilled or experienced than yourself.

Numerous media outlets are crediting the Global Language Monitor,¬† an organization that tracks such things, with the prediction. According to the GLM, a word become officially recognized when it has been used 25,000 times or more. I’m not exactly sure how they keep track of that, but I have a sneaking suspicion that if they were to look at any number of gaming message forums, that number would be vastly exceeded already. As terrible as this is, I have to be thankful. At least it’s not “lolz“.

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