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    "w00t" Crowned 'Word of the Year' by Merriam-Webster

    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...071212?sp=true
    BOSTON (Reuters) - "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.
    (more at link)


    "Truthiness" (noun) was the 2006 winner.

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    Oh I HATE that word. There's a poster at another site I visit who uses it in every single post with an exclamation mark....

    WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT!

    Thanks to her, my wooter is over and out.

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    I hate it too. Thought I was the only one.

    w00t

    Brrrrr

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    Wewt! Geek powa! Heh, I think it's cool, and pertinent. I love the word myself. Course, I'm a nerdy, geeky, gamer girl with a Goth twist too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    Course, I'm a nerdy, geeky, gamer girl with a Goth twist too though.
    So am I and I still hate it. Now what's your excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    So am I and I still hate it. Now what's your excuse.
    Try typing it in game, it'll become much more liked. You don't get a lot of time to express yourself while in game, ESPECIALLY if you play a healer class. I don't use it to mean "we owned the other team" I use it to mean "Yay!". I do sometimes type yay too, but wewt or woot is faster somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    Try typing it in game, it'll become much more liked. You don't get a lot of time to express yourself while in game, ESPECIALLY if you play a healer class. I don't use it to mean "we owned the other team" I use it to mean "Yay!". I do sometimes type yay too, but wewt or woot is faster somehow.
    I did and I still don't like it and just use yay. Or yaya. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...071212?sp=true
    BOSTON (Reuters) - "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.
    (more at link)


    "Truthiness" (noun) was the 2006 winner.
    w00t!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetElaine View Post
    I did and I still don't like it and just use yay. Or yaya. LOL
    Heh. Well, I use "cool" too, but it just doesn't have the elation I think. Maybe it's just that you've been around people mis-using and over-using (definitely!) it and so have lost your taste for it? I actually *say* woot sometimes, not often, but if things have fallen together just right, to make a suprise we were doing for someone even better I'll say "Wewt!" for example. Of course, when playing a game where I've had a close shave, you can hear me say "*nervous laugh* wee-ooooo" in relief too. That comes from the game Planescape: Torment, you can buy a little critter called a Lim-lim (sp?) as a pet in the game, and it says "pi-yoo" (sp?) if you pet it, it's altered from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatK View Post
    Wewt! Geek powa! Heh, I think it's cool, and pertinent. I love the word myself. Course, I'm a nerdy, geeky, gamer girl with a Goth twist too though.

    I haven't gotten into gaming but I admit it sounds awesome. Someday...

    I'll have to get my woot on


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    I spell it WHOOT!
    over on the countdown thread.

    Never knew it was a "word". Picked it up from Shrek II

    kewel!
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    That's one word that thankfully isn't in my kids vocabulary.
    I hate it. lol

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    Ive never heard of the word before...I really need to get out more...WOOT WOOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Ive never heard of the word before...I really need to get out more...WOOT WOOT
    No, it's w00t, not WOOT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Knight View Post
    No, it's w00t, not WOOT!
    It can be w00t, wo0t, w0ot, WOOT, or wewt, actually...

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