“w00t” crowned word of year by US dictionary

by admin December 12, 2007 at 1:53 pm

“w00t”, an expression of joy coined by online gamers, has been crowned word of the year by Merriam-Webster, a US dictionary.

Visitors to Merriam-Webster’s website were invited to vote for one of 20 words and phrases culled from the most frequently looked-up words on the site.

The dictionary claims that “w00t” reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and text-messaging, though it has yet to be included in the print dictionary.

Full story: pcpro.co.uk