Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to “w00t.”“W00t,” a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph, topped all other terms in the Springfield-based dictionary publisher’s online poll for the word that best sums up 2007…
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“It shows a really interesting thing that’s going on in language. It’s a term that’s arrived only because we’re now communicating electronically with each other,” Morse said.
(iSay, no we’re not, America’s writers are on strike and so of course we get a number-word. Next year it will just be numbers, then windowings, then gestures, grunts, blinks, until we either force telepathy on the human race, or more likely people stop speaking American English altogether. >>>More