I am curious, at times, about what name the virtual world would have about me should I find myself in the midst of a "Twitter exchange" or if I should become concerned over posts on Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram, or whatever other social media form there is presently rising. I came across the adjective n00b, which apparently is a shortening of newbie, meaning "novice." There is also Srsly, which seems to be "seriously" with its vowels removed and w00t, which means one is triumphant or elated. How did it come to be that these words are bandied about so freely and without any proper sort of etymological concern? The language seems to change and emerge so quickly; the exchanges are vicious and all decency falls sacrifice for so light of meaning.
The thoughts seem to follow the words, generally speaking.