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48 Responses to Merriam-Webster`s Word of 2007 Winner

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    December 11, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    Link: Merriam-Webster`s Word of 2007 Winner - Remember last week`s ``Vote for the Word of 2007`` post? Well, the results are in. Hint: IAB readers predicted this one.
  2. Profile photo of arkansas
    arkansas Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:37 am
    i voted for repost erection

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

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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:41 am
    My poor, poor language. Sometimes I think maybe we should have an Academy, like the French, to prevent this nonsense.
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    Glendower Male 18-29
    337 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:41 am
    has this year really been that slow?
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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:42 am
    This is actually quite an old word; I haven`t seen people use it for about 2 years. Disappointing.
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    the_windy Female 18-29
    1589 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:42 am
    w00t!
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    bccseahawkz Male 13-17
    204 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:30 am
    i didnt know words can have numbers in them
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
    2076 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:37 am
    w00t!
  9. Profile photo of arkansas
    arkansas Male 18-29
    307 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:58 am
    w00t!

    which i have never used offline i might add

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 2:28 am
    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.

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    sponged Male 18-29
    554 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 2:49 am
    i dont even think w00t is even a word considering it has number in it :S
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    pockypowah Female 18-29
    33 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 3:34 am
    hm.. arkansas is right. the first thing i thought when i read that was that w00t is at least 3 years ago
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    lockedup Female 18-29
    299 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 4:02 am
    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...
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    crazydaiz Female 18-29
    251 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 6:06 am
    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
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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 6:27 am
    Haha, I called it!

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    ___xstacey Female 13-17
    91 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 6:38 am
    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.

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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 7:27 am
    w00t! I voted for that!
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    AndelleRae Female 18-29
    837 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 8:08 am
    ... 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.

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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 9:14 am
    Quite rightly number one as all the other options were awful.
  20. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2619 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 9:23 am
    ^ Shut your mouth before I sardoodledom in it.
  21. Profile photo of Scotchy
    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 9:51 am
    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."

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    0shivers0 Female 18-29
    75 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 9:58 am
    "This is actually quite an old word; I haven`t seen people use it for about 2 years. Disappointing."

    I still use it. D:

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    heavenly15 Female 13-17
    965 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 10:18 am
    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.
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    B3N0C1D3 Male 18-29
    783 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 10:55 am
    Haha... leet speak... what the hell... whatever.
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    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    WOOT!!!!
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    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
    146 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    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...

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    RinjiHalfElf Female 18-29
    335 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    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

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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2697 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    :D i voted for that.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    smurf yeah!! thats the word i voted for hehe
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    shinu Male 18-29
    1387 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:32 pm
    awww :( i wanted sardoodledom.
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    yusamajor Female 13-17
    14 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 1:42 pm
    I`ve been using w00t since the 7th or 8th grade. That was 4 or 5 years ago. Get with the times!
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    kla Female 13-17
    18 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    w00t!
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1498 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    w00t the internet wins! 1337 5P34K 15N`7 3NGL15H!
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    stumped4ever Male 13-17
    577 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 3:29 pm
    i knew it was gonna be w00t!
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    3justme3 Female 18-29
    498 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 4:50 pm
    lmao funny funny ^_^
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    NeurolRu Female 18-29
    74 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm
    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.
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    thxfrthmmrs Female 13-17
    46 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 5:22 pm
    ;) I`m happy `cause I picked the winner for once.
  38. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    mine came in third. not bad.
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    krazyfreak58 Female 13-17
    246 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    yay i voted for that! w00t!
  40. Profile photo of mousepolice
    mousepolice Male 13-17
    15 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 10:13 pm
    This is why the rest of the world hates us!
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    full_of_rage Female 13-17
    299 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 10:33 pm
    Damn, I didn`t want that to win!
  42. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
    513 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 11:18 pm
    I voted for sardoodledom.... :(

    Once again, the internet made me cry.

  43. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    December 12, 2007 at 11:36 pm
    Well, this is the risk they took when they let the voting happen over the internet.
  44. Profile photo of LadyAlathia
    LadyAlathia Female 18-29
    151 posts
    December 13, 2007 at 6:19 am
    w00t is a common everyday word in my life ^_^

    Glad the dictionary finally recognized it. ^_^

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    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    December 13, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    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
  46. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
    1244 posts
    December 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm
    and NeurolRu..I agree with you
  47. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    December 13, 2007 at 7:50 pm
    OH WOOT!
  48. Profile photo of trinah1
    trinah1 Female 18-29
    156 posts
    December 13, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    yay, I voted for that one for the simple reason that it would be ridiculous if it won.

    And so it is.

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