"w00t" Added to Webster's Dictionary

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  1. Paladin

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    w00t!

    Sorry, I just had to.

    Getting back on topic, I find it very annoying that they let such words into the dictionary. However, these are words of the current time, and lie deep within our current pop culture. Same thing goes for words and slang terms used by past generations and old English words that we no longer use. No one goes around saying "tubular" or "hearken" these days. So it'd be wrong of us to protest against them. 15-20 years from now, our kids will have their own words, and think of w00t! as a thing of the past.
     
  3. Jarodimus

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    It's not clear to me from the article that it's actually going to be added to the dictionary. Just that it's their Word of the Year.

    (How would you alphabetize that? Before "wack" or after "wyvern"? :) )
     
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    pwn3d sould have been the word of the year. :mad 
     
  5. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I would have gone with "lulz".
     
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    "omgwtfbbq" woulda been a nice addition :crazy: 
     
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    I occasionally use the term 'hearken' in the 'hearken back' form. :redface2: 
     
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    Nothing will ever be as cool as when "d'oh" was entered into the dictionary.
     
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    I really hate also that things like EVOO is added to the dictionary.
     
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    Heh.

    I would've prefered Incomplete Skywarp's "WOOP!", but I understand it's not as widely used.

    W00t indeed.


    EDIT: The fuck is EVOO?
     
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    Your mom!

    Awww burn! Woot!
     
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    I think 'sould' should have been nominated. :) 

    'Lolcat' might have been a fun entry- especially if a picture was included.
     
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    Lolcat - lawl-cat

    Funny-ass cat with witty caption.

    >pic<

    see also Icanhascheezburger.


    We need to seriously update our dictionaries. (Or as my old law teacher called them: Dick... tionaries!)
     
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    It's a retarded thing from Rachel Ray. I wouldn't have even thought of it if we didnt have a thread about it recently.

    Heh, your mom.
     
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    "It shows a really interesting thing that's going on in language."

    Yeah, that as a society, we're getting dumber. The Great Dumbening has begun.
     
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    Languages evolve. It doesnt mean we're getting dumber, it just means things change. Words get added and dropped from common usage all the time.
     
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    Except French, they're assholes about that.
     
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    Yeah, it's the initials for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, something Rachel Ray uses gratuitously in her kitchen and bedroom.
     

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