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News Web 2.0 declared "millionth English word"

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 11 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    It is not a word.
     
  3. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    O'rly? Hax, lawl.

    Imo, it's not a new word, more an existing word with a couple of digits and some errant punctuation that acts as an unnecessary suffix.



    Edit: beaten to the punch by mr pook.
     
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  4. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    This - if anything it's a phrase, not a word.
     
  5. Ape

    Ape Suck my barrel

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    Results 1 - 10 of about 5,020,000 for "n00b". (0.35 seconds)
     
  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    AWw, man, Knobsock isn't a word yet :(
     
  7. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Funny, I could have sworn I read exactly the same article on BBC News...

    Regardless of whether Web 2.0 is a word (it isn't), but surely it's been around for years, it's hardly a new word.

    Now n00b, on the other hand, that's lanugage in motion!
     
  8. digitaldave

    digitaldave New Member

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    I like the way the US tells us what are and are not English words now.

    and they cant even spell propperly.
     
  9. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    I resent that, and I'm also ashamed...I mean don't we live in a democracy, I pretty sure this is one of those things you need to call a vote on.
     
  10. Psytek

    Psytek New Member

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    Anything with a space in it isn't a word.

    Green house... two words
    Car seventeen... two words
    Web 2.0... two words... or, one word and some numbers...
     
  11. WildThing

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    If you say so... :lol:
     
  12. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    lol wild ^^^^ what is a web 2.0.. sounds like something a mac user would say
     
  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    what the hell lol as others have stated its not a work, I mean maybe if it was Web2.0, maybe it would be but as Web 2.0 its not... so Windows 7 will become a word then? I mean come on...
     
  14. serial_

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    I nominate Interwebs to replace Web 2.0. Let's start a movement over it.
    gogo
     
  15. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Web 2.0 is a phrase.
     
  16. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Not that I enjoy playing Devil's Advocate, but....

    A word is a single element in speech or writing, and is not necessarily restricted to a single group of letters (or numerals). If you feel somehow slighted that the big, bad USA is telling you what are and are not words, then perhaps we can consult the Oxford English Dictionary. Here is one informational page from August, 2004, listing several new words in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary:
    New words in August 2004

    I draw your attention to the following example:
    There are other examples, but the point is that dictionaries often add new words that may or may not be single groups of letters; rather, they sometimes include compound words, hyphenated words, phrases, or even new uses for existing words.

    Word. Peace out.

    -monkey
     
  17. Natima

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    What's the official definition of Web 2.0 then?
    I can kind of imagine it being in the ledendary Dr.Johnsons dictionary (as seen in Blackadder) listed like this;
    "Web 2.0: Not a word."
     
  18. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I lol'd
     
  19. tecate

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    Who cares?
     
  20. Abhorsen

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    Web 2.0 refers to such things as the Semantic Web, I.e Search browsers which will utilise methods to try and interpret the meaning of what you are searching for to give you more relevant results... as an example.

    The Semantic Web is what Tim Berners Lee believes to be the future of the web.
     
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