Also is likely to relate to the term lamer. A phrase often said by technical support staff of a certain Australian ISP. Moving on. Not a pejorative term but see RTFM, preceding. How do you feel about potential employers being able to find images of you trashing someone's car 10 years down the line? Therefore, in case there's anyone else out there in the same metaphorical boat as I am, I've put together a handy primer on what it means and how to use it.
You do know that the Internet is forever, right?
Explain it to me, Internet! Also spelled n00b, with two zeroes rather than two O's. Also spelled j00 with a lower case j and two zeroes rather than two O's. Used in MUD settings. Is that what the cool kids are saying these days? In jest when your friends do something dumb.
Anyway, it turns out that the acronym itself has actually been a while. The use of this acronym is ambigious and not recommended. I must know!
Also, "out of curiosity. Used by Fark. Used on MUDs and other role-playing games. See SFW.
To "Pwn something" means to have complete control over it, and to be "Pwned by something" means to be dominated by it. Be warned, though: Generally it's best kept to textual conversation. The disapproval is strong in this one. For that matter, how does one even pronounce it? SMH, man.
Usually used before a non-lawyer gives legal advice, as a humorous disclaimer. I've fond posts both extolling it and bemoaning its existence going back as far as which is ancient history in Internet time — but perhaps because I am an old fogey, I've only recently started encountering it myself. Also, it is now becoming customary for all players to say "gg" when the game is over in such games as Counter-Strikeunless a player is profoundly displeased with the outcome.
I'm not really sure c. Used in chwt. As a way to own up to having done something stupid yourself. Speaking Internet acronyms out loud will inevitably result in people shaking their he at you smy but for real.
See NSFW. How does one use this mysterious term? Does one separate each letter, or does one attempt to expel them all at once, not unlike a sneeze? The frequent reply to a request for basic help from newbies who have not attempted to find the answer for themselves. Just, y'know… something to be aware of. So: When should you actually im SMH? When the bus is late for the xhat millionth time.
Used sincerely in online games such as trivia, but more often used sarcastically when someone has done something foolish. Here's a helpful guide to situations in which the acronym might be useful.
Or… something. Looks like I've still got a lot to learn. By Lucia Peters Feb.