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nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:10 am
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Anyone know how these slang terms are usually pronounced? Thanks--DaleH
Submitted by dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:25 am
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newbie /n[y]oo'bee/ /n./

[orig. from British public-school and military slang variant of `new boy'] A Usenet neophyte. This term surfaced in the newsgroup talk.bizarre but is now in wide use. Criteria for being considered a newbie vary wildly; a person can be called a newbie in one newsgroup while remaining a respected regular in another. The label `newbie' is sometimes applied as a serious insult to a person who has been around Usenet for a long time but who carefully hides all evidence of having a clue. See B1FF.

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Reply from Stephen Hart (Port Angeles - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:39 am
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Thanks to Mr. Hart, but I need pronunciation
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 3:53 am
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Dale, the pronunciation has been included right at the start of Stephen's answer. The apostrophe indicates that the stress is on the syllable that precedes it.
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:08 am
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I guess I always just assumed without questioning it that it was the same formation as "freebie", i.e. something that's free is a freebie, someone who's new is a newbie. So, do they have "free boys", in those English schools? ;-)
Reply from Russ Cable (Dallas, TX - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:22 am
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I didn't do any searching, but off the top of my head couldn't think of other words with "bie" as a suffix.
Reply from Stephen Hart (Port Angeles - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:37 am
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Yes, they call them "fags." Ah, the English!! *G*

Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:51 am
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Leif, just think what you have missed! What an opportunity you lost! *G*
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:05 am
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Nubi is the last of the Jedi.
Reply from Edwin Ashworth (Oldham - England)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:20 am
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Yet another cloud on the horizon.
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:34 am
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Always look for the silver lining, Erik!
Reply from Leif Thorvaldson (Eatonville - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 5:49 am
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Whenever I do, out of the blue comes a frisbee thrown by a booby that knocks down my barbie!
Reply from Erik Kowal ( - England)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:03 am
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new beginner chopped up. that is all.
Reply from Xinch ( - Ireland)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:17 am
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Ha! Erik said booby.
Reply from Zachary Walls (Dixon - U.S.A.)

nub, nubee; meaning newcomer

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2001 6:32 am
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Thanks to Stephen but the rest of you guys aren't much help. Anyone know if "nub" is ever pronounced "nuhb" when it means "newbie"?
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)