The teenagers just keep coming up with new words or use old words in new ways. This weekend I have already learned three new words so I am going to share them with you immediately so that you too are in the know.
Here are the words that I learned:
1. NOOB: This refers to someone who is not in the know when it comes to pop culture, tech terms and whatever else happens to be going on in the culture. My goal is for parents not to be NOOBS.
2. LIPDUB: For the meaning of this one I had to refer to The Urban Dictionary and here is their
definition: A home made music video, the result of lip syncing and audio dubbing. I think we should get together, shoot a video and lib dub that new Matchbox 20 song.
3. PWNED: Here, too, I needed to refer to The Urban Dictionary. Hey, I don’t want to look like a noob too often.
A corruption of the word “Owned.” This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled “owned.” When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so “has been owned.”
Instead, it said, so-and-so “has been pwned.”
It basically means “to own” or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some
god-like or computer-like force. “Man, I rock at my job, but I still got a bad evaluation. I was pwned.” “That team totally pwned us.”