Thursday, December 13, 2007

w00t is the new word of the year ?!?

It's that time of the year - when everyone out there is trying to make themselves seem more important by publishing lists of "the best of", "greatest".... blah, blah, blah. Now 108% of this is just silly junk, it's not like any of it makes a difference in our lives - just a further reflection of the mind-numbing dribble that has become our 24 hour a day news cycle. It used to be that content formed a stable foundation for the advertising platform, but once they realized they could spoon feed happy-news pablum and we'd still buy as much shit as before, all bets were off.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - 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, topped all other terms in the Springfield dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.

Merriam-Webster's president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology.

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