Merriam-Webster`s Word of 2007 Winner

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in
http://www.m-w.com/info/07words.htm

Remember last week"s ""Vote for the Word of 2007"" post? Well, the results are in. Hint: IAB readers predicted this one.
There are 48 comments:
Female 156
yay, I voted for that one for the simple reason that it would be ridiculous if it won.

And so it is.

0
Reply
Male 9,306
OH WOOT!
0
Reply
Female 1,244
and NeurolRu..I agree with you
0
Reply
Female 1,244
w00t shouldn`t have been in the running since it has numbers in it..maybe if it didn`t have numbers it would be better
0
Reply
Female 151
w00t is a common everyday word in my life ^_^

Glad the dictionary finally recognized it. ^_^

0
Reply
Male 4,246
Well, this is the risk they took when they let the voting happen over the internet.
0
Reply
Male 513
I voted for sardoodledom.... :(

Once again, the internet made me cry.

0
Reply
Female 299
Damn, I didn`t want that to win!
0
Reply
Male 15
This is why the rest of the world hates us!
0
Reply
Female 245
yay i voted for that! w00t!
0
Reply
Female 2,084
mine came in third. not bad.
0
Reply
Female 46
;) I`m happy `cause I picked the winner for once.
0
Reply
Female 74
This is ridiculous. The English language is going down the toilet at the hands of all these ignorant morons. It`s no wonder so many high school graduates are incompetent in writing. I voted for conundrum, which is sort of fitting in this situation.
0
Reply
Female 498
lmao funny funny ^_^
0
Reply
Male 577
i knew it was gonna be w00t!
0
Reply
Male 1,496
w00t the internet wins! 1337 5P34K 15N`7 3NGL15H!
0
Reply
Female 18
w00t!
0
Reply
Female 14
I`ve been using w00t since the 7th or 8th grade. That was 4 or 5 years ago. Get with the times!
0
Reply
Male 1,386
awww :( i wanted sardoodledom.
0
Reply
Female 4,376
smurf yeah!! thats the word i voted for hehe
0
Reply
Female 2,695
:D i voted for that.
0
Reply
Female 335
The definition isn`t as through as it should be.

W00t or Whoot comes from the hacker community. It means "Whoo-hoo! I found the Root directory."

Whoo-Hoo + root = Whoot, or in l337 speak W00t.
Later the meaning changed to be just yay in general due to abuse.

:/ get it right Merriam-Webster

0
Reply
Female 146
Scotchy:
"Im going to make sure to use that in my academic papers and business documents, then show them a dictionary.
"It`s a real word, and it won 2007`s word of the year from Merriam-Webster, I am sorry that my language skills are more advanced then yours.""

LOL...

0
Reply
Male 1,023
WOOT!!!!
0
Reply
Male 782
Haha... leet speak... what the hell... whatever.
0
Reply
Female 965
I use it but not with numbers. Just like "woot" if I`m excited about something. Only online, I say yay when I`m actually speaking.
0
Reply
Female 75
"This is actually quite an old word; I haven`t seen people use it for about 2 years. Disappointing."

I still use it. D:

0
Reply
Male 591
Im going to make sure to use that in my academic papers and business documents, then show them a dictionary.

"It`s a real word, and it won 2007`s word of the year from Merriam-Webster, I am sorry that my language skills are more advanced then yours."

0
Reply
Male 2,616
^ Shut your mouth before I sardoodledom in it.
0
Reply
Male 1,383
Quite rightly number one as all the other options were awful.
0
Reply
Female 837
... That is utterly ridiculous.

And AlfishKK? 2 years? It`s been around for much much longer than that.

Either way. The fact that this was not only recognized as a word, but voted word of the year, is terrifying.

0
Reply
Male 695
w00t! I voted for that!
0
Reply
Female 91
I voted for that xD But it is a really old word.


arkansas:
w00t!

which i have never used offline i might add

I do all the time, haha.

0
Reply
Male 1,348
Haha, I called it!

0
Reply
Female 251
does this mean i can use this in every day speak and in essays and speeches and such without looking like an internet addicted idiot
w00t indeed
0
Reply
Female 299
I liked how they kept the spelling and everything. I don`t think any other word in the English has a mandatory capital letter thrown in for fun. Wouldn`t it be fun if, in the future, our capital letters meant something different than our lower case letters? Just a thought...
0
Reply
Female 33
hm.. arkansas is right. the first thing i thought when i read that was that w00t is at least 3 years ago
0
Reply
Male 553
i dont even think w00t is even a word considering it has number in it :S
0
Reply
Male 4,012
I actually did use `woot` offline a number of times. :( I R g33k.

I think a lot of people are dissapointed `sardoodledom` didn`t win. AKappy probably one of em.

0
Reply
Male 307
w00t!

which i have never used offline i might add

0
Reply
Male 2,076
w00t!
0
Reply
Male 204
i didnt know words can have numbers in them
0
Reply
Female 1,589
w00t!
0
Reply
Female 781
This is actually quite an old word; I haven`t seen people use it for about 2 years. Disappointing.
0
Reply
Male 336
has this year really been that slow?
0
Reply
Male 1,407
My poor, poor language. Sometimes I think maybe we should have an Academy, like the French, to prevent this nonsense.
0
Reply
Male 307
i voted for repost erection

as usual, Merriam-Webster is only 4 or 5 years behind the world

0
Reply
Male 20,188
Link: Merriam-Webster`s Word of 2007 Winner [Rate Link] - Remember last week`s ``Vote for the Word of 2007`` post? Well, the results are in. Hint: IAB readers predicted this one.
0
Reply