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'W00t' is word of the year in the USA

'W00t' is word of the year in the USA

According to the US dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, the word for the year 2007 is 'w00t' . This means that the very special linguistics of online gamers and young Internet users has once again found its way into the public Visitors to the website could choose their favorites. 'W00t', which according to the publisher is a kind of joyful exclamation and can be equated with the word 'yay', received the most votes. With online gamers, the term has its roots, according to Merriam-Webster-Verlag, as an abbreviation of “we owned the other team”.

Even if the publisher did not announce any concrete numbers of the voting participants, so provides he has the prospect that the term “w00t” could soon find its way into printed dictionaries.

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