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"W00t" Is Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year

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Merriam-Webster are wordsmiths of the highest order. So much so they put out a dictionary every once in a while. You may know this. What you may not know is that they recently held an online poll, asking for the "word that best sums up 2007". That word would be their "Word of the Year". This year's winner? W00t, which was described by MW as "a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness". If w00t best sums up 2007, 2007 must be destroyed. Right away.

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/11/tech/main3607745.shtml

 

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well, everyone knows bling bling is in the dictionary for some stupid reason

 

 

actuallym wonk saggin should be the word for 2008, w00t!

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(All the fellas, where the booty at)

Whoot, there it is (Let me know where the booty at)

Whoot, there it is (All the ladies, where the booty at)

 

WOOT!!

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A place where all white kids in the suburbs can feel more at ease with their hip hop lingo.

 

"But Mooom, it's in the dictionary!!! It's a real word!!! Now, could you kindly step off?"

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That's the first I've ever heard of or even saw that word in my life

 

It only goes to show you that people who write dictionaries are of a "niche" subculture.. to say it nicely.

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too bad "w00t" aka "woot" came out in 1996 on the AOL Hacking Scene along with "hax" "haxor" "noob" "newb" "leet" "leeto burrito" "roxy" "rox" etc...

 

but people don't know their shit and think it's a counterstrike term.

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I never once assoicated w00t with CS.

 

In the years I played CS I never once found myself going, "w00t, headshot!!!"

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too bad "w00t" aka "woot" came out in 1996 on the AOL Hacking Scene along with "hax" "haxor" "noob" "newb" "leet" "leeto burrito" "roxy" "rox" etc...

 

but people don't know their shit and think it's a counterstrike term.

 

 

jupz z0n we be haxing teh gibson in dax 9d6 and stuntin on fo0s with our DED accounts

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They do this every year. It's an online poll, which I guess tends to attract an overall geek-heavy response, so the winner is usually something ridiculous, like "bling" or "D'oh".

 

In similar news, Greenpeace just held an online poll to name this whale they were trying to rescue-- and the winner (with 78% of the vote) was "Mr Splashy Pants".

 

 

You guys ever see that movie Idiocracy?

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