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New word: NARU

Wednesday 13 March 2002

I have spotted this new word on websites and news groups. It appears as NARU, but I predict it will shift to the lower case naru as it slides from acronym to ordinary word.

NARU comes from Not A Registered User, the mark of an ebay user who has been struck off for bad behaviour. Naru is mostly used as a verb, meaning to disqualify.

I’ll quote a sentence from a post on rec.collecting.coins: One interesting part of all this is how quickly eBay NARU’ed her.

This one’s from a website: Many a NARU of a scam auction seller is a result of eBay being quickly alerted by a concerned chat board member.

And, on alt.marketing.online.ebay, I found a thread on the meaning of NARU.

Interesting. Imho.

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