W00t, There It Is!

Merriam-Webster’s world of ’07 — “w00t. That’s not a typo. The spelling is w-zero-zero-t. “W00t,” a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph. Apparently “w00t” topped all other terms in an online poll to best sum up 2007. “W00t” comes from “l33t speak” — which is “leet” when spoken, short for “elite.”Gamers use “l33t speak,” commonly substituting numbers and symbols for the letters they resemble. So there you go, n00b. Now you’ve got 19 more days to work “w00t” into your conversation, online and off.

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