Wednesday, December 12, 2007

w00t: Merriam-Webster's 2007 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster has announced w00t (spelled w-zero-zero-t) as the word of the year for 2007. Selection is based on visitor votes to the Merriam-Webster web site. With a mix of letters and numbers - is w00t really a word? Here's Merriam-Websters definition:

w00t (interjection)
expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay"

According to Merriam-Webster, the word is part of what gamers refer to as l33t ("leet," or "elite") speak. Check out this link on the Merriam-Webster site to read the full press release and see the top ten vote getters. I can't wait to show this one to my retired english teacher mom!

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