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Old 09-09-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Been called a lot of things, but "Newbie"?

Hello everybody. I have been called a lot of things in my life, and always try to figure out their meaning, good or bad. As examples, I am listing a few of my favorites and where I was called them:

USAF: Rainbow (due to the colorful clothing you wear before entering boot camp), Pickle (wearing the drab green uniform with no stripes), Pitt (Person In Technical Training), Ping (Person In Need of Graduating), Jeep (Just Enough Education to Pass).

Fire Service: Probie (Probationary), Boot (when used to fill-in at various stations, due to "picking up your boots" and moving at a moments notice), Rook (Rookie), Tail-Boarder (hanging on for dear life on the back end of a fire engine, the good old days), LT (Lieutenant).

I only listed endearing terms, obviously there are some not so nice terms out there. When looking at iRV2's abbreviations, most are terms of endearment or simple things to save space when typing. However, I have been unable to find any info concerning the term "Newbie". Other than the obvious, is anybody aware of any other meaning or funny story that lends itself to the term? Maybe just wishful thinking on my part.

Feel free to list any other nicknames I have missed, or any of your favorites you were tagged with. Thanks in advance for any input!

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I think alot of us use the term "Newbie" for ourselves because we are new to this RV stuff. We make so many "Newbie" mistakes. At least we did. Now 5 years later, we don't consider ourselves "New" anymore, but that doesn't mean we won't make that stupid "Newbie" mistake.....
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I think alot of us use the term "Newbie" for ourselves because we are new to this RV stuff. We make so many "Newbie" mistakes. At least we did. Now 5 years later, we don't consider ourselves "New" anymore, but that doesn't mean we won't make that stupid "Newbie" mistake.....

I agree. That's generally what it means around here. Sometimes someone might use it as in just being new to this forum.
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Generally, in internet terms "Newbie" is someone new to a given venue (message board, game, forum, et al) Generally NOT considered a derogatory term. NOT to be confused with n00b (pronounced newoob) which is a derogatory term usually meaning the person is stupid.

In fact, when I joined the iRV2 forum my post was "Newbie to the Forums but not to RVs"
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Thanks for all the input so far! BamaBob, I was leaning towards the "nOOb" term, so thank you for clearing that up. Call me a "Newbie" anytime!
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Thanks for all the input so far! BamaBob, I was leaning towards the "nOOb" term, so thank you for clearing that up. Call me a "Newbie" anytime!
Nah, you are over 50 posts now - not a Newbie any more
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The term "newby" has been addressed already, so I'll respond to the last item in your post:

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Feel free to list any other nicknames I have missed, or any of your favorites you were tagged with. Thanks in advance for any input!
US Army Airborne: Cherry - graduated Jump School but haven't made any more jumps yet. We made 5 jumps in Jump School, and some people say you're a cherry until you have enough jumps to spell out "Airborne" - 8 jumps.

Leg - any poor joker who's NOT Airborne!
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