“w00t”

12 12 2007

question.jpgThis new “word” has been crowned Word of the Year!  According to the story by Jason Szep, “w00t,” an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary.

Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said “w00t” — typically spelled with two zeros — reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging. It’s like saying “yay,” the dictionary said.” It could be after a triumph or for no reason at all,” Merriam-Webster said.

How fitting in our postmodern age to crown a word that may be used for “no reason at all” Word of the Year. (Full Story here)

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12 12 2007
johnnypeepers

I was kinda partial to “sizzle-chest”. maybe it got rejected cuz of the hyphen. Woot is an expression of joy huh? I dunno man, sometimes I question the judgment of others.

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