28 definitions by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b

An O with a stroke through it used in Danish. It looks cool, but unfortunately is not used in English. What a pity.
Ø is cool, but Þ and ß are much cooler.
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b February 12, 2005
An awesome web browser from Mozilla. It was originally derived from Mozilla's (Seamonkey) code, but now has plenty of coding of its own. It supports W3C's standards and is quite secure. Best of all, it doesn't have support for Microsoft's security hole (read: gate for hackers to enter your computer) known as ActiveX, nor does it have most of the problems Internet Explorer has.
Mozilla will pay anyone $500 bucks for volunteering to fix security holes in its software, which is free (yes, as in speech, but also as in beer). That's pretty generous.
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b February 26, 2005
The worst browser ever, invented by Satan himself.
Idiot Exploiter makes Baby Jesus cry.
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b November 04, 2004
A dialect of English whose pronunciation is frozen along with that of Canadian English. While British English had some drastic sound shifts, American and Canadian English pronunciation had only undergone a few minor vowel changes, as well as the changing of some Ts and Ds to alveolar flaps (butter sounds somewhat like "budder").

Most of the different spellings of American English (which, for all of you elitest Britons out there, are listed in the OED) developed in the U.S.'s early years, some of them created by dictionary maker Noah Webster. The differences are comparable to the ones between Brazilian Portuguese and Portuguese Portuguese.

Another interesting fact about American and Canadian English is that both dialects still use the -ize spelling for words (organize, organization, etc.), while countries outside North America have almost completely dumped it for the newer -ise spelling. However, the OED and Fowler's Modern English Usage (both of which are decent books of British origin) prefer the -ize spelling. Folks from North America also use the older aluminum spelling instead of the newer aluminium spelling. (Though neither spelling is the original; the original is alumium.)

Americans also refer to the letter Z using the 17th century name "zee" instead of the name "zed" used elsewhere (including in Canada). Rest assured, the name "izzard" is pretty much obsolete.

Sources: Wikipedia and the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
Give American English a break. There's nothing wrong with having a little bit of diversity in the Anglosphere. You don't see us complaining about your dialect every second, do you?
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b April 07, 2005
Decent open-source web browser spawned from Netscape, but is now better than Netscape. It is standards compliant and could be considered the father of Firefox.
Mozilla > Morse code > Internet Explorer
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b November 11, 2004
Fascist "ISP" who fortunately stopped calling themselves "number one", but still pretends that they're reinventing the Internet AND annoys people with CDs in the mail every day. On top of that, dial-up connections are MUCH slower than the already slow 56K.
Look, if I wanted AOL, I'd order a CD. I don't need you to remind me that you still haven't gone to hell.
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b November 04, 2004
A registered trademark sign.
Someday® everything® will® be® a® registered® trademark®.

This® definition® is® brought® to® you® by® the® letter® Þ®.
by Intelligence: The Anti-N00b March 21, 2005

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