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

That’s right…”This year’s winning word first became popular in competitive online gaming forums as part of what is known as l33t (“leet,” or “elite”) speak—an esoteric computer hacker language in which numbers and symbols are put together to look like letters. Although the double “o” in the word is usually represented by double zeroes, the exclamation is also known to be an acronym for “we owned the other team”—again stemming from the gaming community.”1. w00t (interjection)expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word “yay” ex.{ w00t! I won the contest! } or more accurately { w00t! 10 head-shots in a row!} Digital Culture has exploded on in large part to the success of video games and the evolution of online gaming. Soon we’ll all be speaking to each other in chat room shorthand. TTL.

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