And The Word Of The Year Is . . .

January 3, 2008 by Kailani  
Filed under random thoughts

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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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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29 Responses to “And The Word Of The Year Is . . .”
  1. Dana says:

    Well, I actually have NO IDEA!! Maybe it should have been “blogger?”

    And am I the first to comment? Can I say “Woot!!!” to that :)

    Dana’s last blog post..Happy New Year!

  2. Wendy says:

    Whatever! My word of the year!

    Wendy’s last blog post..He’s Wicked Smart!

  3. Renee says:

    It should be Shop! LOL

    I wonder how long until this new word is archives (history)?

    Renee’s last blog post..A year in review

  4. Pamela says:

    quixotic is the only one I’ve heard before

    But I’d like to be w00t

  5. Michelle at Scribbit says:

    I kind of vote for quixotic–it won me big points in Scrabble once.

    Michelle at Scribbit’s last blog post..Swing Ball Bowling

  6. Grace says:

    I didn’t know there has to be a word of the year. In Japan, there is a Japanese character of the year – a kanji (jap character) that sums up to the events of the year. I look forward to it every December.

    Grace’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #25

  7. Baby Advice says:

    My word of the year is Happiness. It is something I hope everyone gets this year!

    Baby Advice’s last blog post..The New Year

  8. Jacki says:

    My word of the year? Hmmm…how bout sleep? I love when Emma is sleeping.

    Jacki’s last blog post..“The Police Might Find Out”

  9. Rach (Heart of Rachel) says:

    I learned about this word last year but I realized I haven’t used the word on my blog yet. My word for the year would have to be blogosphere.

    Rach (Heart of Rachel)’s last blog post..Video of Yohan’s Christmas Dance

  10. Summer says:

    I’ve heard of quixotic and woot but had no idea woot was suppose to be spelled with two zero’s. Ai yai yai!

    Summer’s last blog post..Kid Speak #7

  11. maria says:

    My word of my LIFE is “Huh?”. It can be used so many ways, to feign interest, to buy time, and usuually it just means “I want to see how many times you will repeat yourself”
    :)

    maria’s last blog post..2008

  12. pickel says:

    My word of the year is “bebe”, as in baby in Spanish…because I am having to learn Spanish to communicate.

    pickel’s last blog post..Shame, Shame

  13. Mopey says:

    lonely…

  14. Calvin Warr says:

    sigh

    Calvin Warr’s last blog post..Crime did not pay… davidairey.com is returned

  15. Melissa says:

    Technically, I’m clueless with all the new lingo… I’m too busy reading blogs to really care all that much ;)

  16. Ginny says:

    My word is Simplify!

    Ginny’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  17. Fresh Girl says:

    MY word of this year is “productive”! ;)

    Fresh Girl’s last blog post..The best laid plans of moms and daughters…

  18. feefifoto says:

    I fear my word of the year will be “traffic”, both in the sense of too much of it on the roads and working hard to build it on my web site.

  19. Diane says:

    I love quixotic! That’s a great one. My personal word of the year would probably be “opa” which is used around here continually for “oops”. Toddlers, you know.

    Diane’s last blog post..Wooden Toys and the Christmas Aftermath

  20. Tiff @ Three Peas in a Pod says:

    My word of the year???? quiet. . .I need some right now!

    Tiff @ Three Peas in a Pod’s last blog post..My new venture!!

  21. witchypoo says:

    I like the numeric interpretation of ID ten T
    =id10t

    witchypoo’s last blog post..Ask witchypoo: Purple Plates

  22. Michelle in Mx says:

    quixotic

    Yeah, I like it and it’s meaning.

    Michelle in Mx’s last blog post..Some linky love

  23. Romie says:

    My word of the year – love. Got to love everyone around me as much as possible every day of the year.

    Romie’s last blog post..Blending…

  24. Mary says:

    My word for the year unfortunately is CUTBACK lol!

    Mary’s last blog post..How to change your desktop icons

  25. Write From Karen says:

    It would have to be n00b in this household. Apparently, being called a n00b is NOT a good thing. The boys get quite upset if someone calls them that.

    I guess it means being new, or a newbie, at something. *shrug* All I know is that it gives me leverage whenever the boys get on my nerves. *evil laugh*

  26. wornoutwoman says:

    I’ve got two and they’d be:
    Just Kiddin’

    Glad I found your page..was raised on Oahu. I miss da islands!

    wornoutwoman’s last blog post..My bookshelf

  27. Jen @ One Moms World says:

    HOW FUNNY… I love that word and say it a lot when something exciting happens.

    Jen @ One Moms World’s last blog post..Out With The Old In With The New

  28. RachelLeRoy says:

    what i find so ironic about this article is that i have only seen friends use w00t on FACEBOOK! HAHA

  29. Giustina says:

    my word of th year is kitty or pizza i change it a lot!?!?!?!?

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