And The Word Of The Year Is . . .
w00t (interjection): expressing joy; similar in use to the word yay.
At least that’s what Merriam-Webster says.
According to the publisher of the leading U.S. dictionary, w00t (spelled with zeros and not o’s) represents the growing use of numeric keyboards to type words in the gaming industry. Says company president, John Morse, “People look for self-evident numeral-letter substitutions: 0 for O; 3 for E; 7 for T; and 4 for A,” he said. “This is simply a different and more efficient way of representing the alphabetical character.”
Coming in a close second was the word facebook. Now that’s a word I understand.
Oh well, I guess it could have been worse. Some of the other contenders were sardoodledom, quixotic, and Pecksniffian. Huh?
What is your word of the year?
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