Everyone Is Making Fun Of Bill Shorten For Trying To Use The Word ‘Noob’
Please, keep him away from Urban Dictionary
Bill Shorten has continued on his mission to expand his lexicon and connect with the youth — I guess — by calling another politician a ‘noob minister’.
The former Labor leader — and current Shadow NDIS Minister — sent out a press release this afternoon which attacked the government’s NDIS minister Stuart Robert. You remember Robert as the guy behind robodebt, or the guy who tried blamed hackers for attacking the MyGov website after it crashed due to overwhelming demand.
“Clearly Mr Robert is what online gamers would call a ‘noob’, someone who has absolutely no idea what they are doing,” Shorten said.
“Australians are sick of the endless tech bungles from this digital noob.”
Very handy of him to include the explanation for all the noobs out there who don’t know what he’s talking about.
— Bill Shorten (@billshortenmp) September 25, 2020
Jesus bill please no
— hermano de bernardo (@johnathanpiss) September 25, 2020
A little context for this: an audit yesterday found that Services Australia, the agency Roberts oversees, did not have an appropriate framework to manage cyber security risks and did not monitor the costs of the current welfare payment system.
The jury is still out on whether Shorten’s use of the word “noob” is a genuine attempt to engage with the zeitgeist, or whether he knows that any cringe attempt to exploit this kind of language is a surefire way to go viral on Twitter. Either way here I am, writing about it.
those excruciating feels when you think you are a digi futurist but in reality you are a noob
— thomas violence (@thomas_violence) September 25, 2020
This man was the leader of the opposition starting from 2013, well after the last time I even read “n00b” in a serious context https://t.co/PuAtINXb3N
— Matty (@StopThePigeon) September 25, 2020
— t bone fan club (@maxsplaining) September 25, 2020
roflcopter lmao dis n00b m4d3 a fkup. he must be simpin. https://t.co/42mt4RWpZw
— Matthew // HYP3RSTRIKE (@hyp3rstrike) September 25, 2020
I have read the digital-futurist/noob tweet and would like to offer someone the unique opportunity to cave in my skull and destroy my brain with a hammer.
— the 2019-20 Willie Dustice Leadership Award winner (@jrrdrbb) September 25, 2020
He’s a simp
He’s a n00ber
I’m a shadow
He’s a sinner
I'm a saint
And I do not feel ashamed https://t.co/noPDplgbFS
— casey briggs (@CaseyBriggs) September 25, 2020
Why didn’t bill shorten use this slang while he was opposition leader, would have at least made him interesting https://t.co/11amhEaqIO
— Trent Conheady (@TrentConheady) September 25, 2020
Honestly Bill Shorten seems like an incredibly embarrassing cringe dad whose heart is often in the right place vs Albo’s uncle who smokes rollies & likes cool bands but is an absolute useless cunt when it matters https://t.co/NZ2XHOzWBE
— Chudney Crompton (@puppy_eggs) September 25, 2020
buscemi with skateboard dot gif https://t.co/3k6NsQ57fJ
— hanging chad enthusiast (@noname_noidea) September 25, 2020
Clearly no longer being the Opposition Leader has given Shorten plenty of time to brush up on the lingo — last month he told our prime minister not to be a “simp” for Donald Trump.
Whoever is teaching Bill these words, please stop.