2009/4/26 Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>: > Pwn = own = dominate, perform much better than, defeat decisively, > used both literally of games and metaphorically of verbal sparring. This is correct > N00b = noob/newb = newbie = someone who's new (and therefore > ignorant/unskilled). This however, fails to show a vital difference between the noob/n00b and the newb(ie). A noob/n00b is unskilled/ignorant, but does not have the "newness" to excuse it. A newb(ie) is someone who is new, and as a consequence unskilled.ignorant. The terms are related, but not completely exchangable.