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December 12, 2007

wOOt

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under Technology, Pop Culture

Him: All rise!…Ladies and Gentlemen I want to present “wOOt”…
Us: W00t? What is w00t?
Him: Ladies and Gentlemen wOOt is Merriam Webster’s word of the year.
Us: Don’t you mean woot with the letter “o” not OO (zeros).
Him: Ladies and Gentlemen again the word of the year is wOOt and it is spelled wOOt, not woot.
Us: What the heck is, are, was, or were a wOOt?
Him: A wOOt is an expression of happiness.
Us: I’ve never heard of it.
Him: wOOt has been around for a long time and comes from the gaming world.
Us: Gambling huh…We figured something like that.
Him: No, not that gaming world… the technology gaming world, as in video games.
Us: Oh
Him: Ladies and Gentlemen wOOt is like saying “yay”
Us: Then why not just say… “yay”? And what’s up with the OO (zeros) instead of the “o”?
Him: In the words of John Morse, President of Merriam-Webster “Gamers commonly substitute numbers and symbols for the letters they resemble creating what they call l33t speak”.
Us: l33t? What in heaven’s name is l33t speak?
Him: l33t speak is gamer talk for leet?
Us: leet? Isn’t that a vegetable?
Him: No, leet is gamer for elite?
Us: You are wearing us out.
Him: I tried tOO.

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