Much nicer word than “newby”, and means the same.
Yes, but it is an actual word with a long history of usage, an etymology rooted in a classical language, and of sufficient stuffiness to be totally inappropriate for The Internet.
Unlike, for example, “etymology”?
Who cares, you two? No fighting!
and for some reason it arouses the humber humbert within me…
Do you have proof that “n00b” doesn’t have its roots deep in classical literature? Hmm?