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Word of the year

Is “wOOt

Must it be spelled that way?

9 comments to Word of the year

  • HA! That’s hilarious. I’m sure all of the 14 year old gamers of the world are rejoicing. Actually, I’m sure they have all moved up and on to better 733t speak words. pwnd.

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  • thats so sad…

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  • Oh funny- I think that’s the one I voted for! Ha.


  • AKA We Own (the) Other Team! It’s frequently spoken around here. My kids spell it with the little w, but the O’s are actually zeros (like this: w00t!) I have ZERO idea as to why, though.

    Maybe it’s for emphasis? Mine say it with a little more oomph in the O’s than the rest of it.

    Oh who knows. I don’t know what I’m talking about.

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  • bro-de-mopsy

    l33t (leet) speak. Very big in gaming communities.

    The one that really bothers me is ‘pwn’. Yes, that is leet speak for “own”. After a victory against you, a competitor might say “you got pwnd”.

    Completely unnecessary.

    Here’s another:

    h4X0r – for either meaning “hax” or “cheater”, or just someone who is a hacker or very good at the game they play.

  • Gretchen


    leet speak? pwn? leet speak, I ask again?

    I do not play online games.

  • At first I was just disturbed at the word of the year selection, but after reading these comments, I am thoroughly confused.


    Anyway, Gretchen, you won the lip balm for your thoughts! 😉 Go check out the store (see today’s post) and email me what flava you want as well as your address. You have my word I will not stalk you.

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  • Heh. Cool. I have nerds in my family (like a hubby and bro-in-law) that use lots of 1337, or leet. I’ve actually been given Christmas presents with tags written completely in leet. I told you they were nerds.

    w00t is frequently used around this house.

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  • My husband and I are gamers and fluent in 133t speak, we thought it was pretty “uber” that “woot” got word of the year. I have never seen it spelled “w00t” though, nor have I ever heard of the acronym they referred to in conjunction with it (We Owned the Other Team? Huh???) A gamer doesn’t say “team,” that would be gh3y. We say “group” or “party.” Only a “noob” would say “team.”

    133t speak is more than letters and numbers though, we also use symbols to make faces, beyond ye old smiley face. Such as:

    O.o = huh???

    O.O = OMG

    >.< = doh!

    ^^ = indication of good feelings, like wiggling eyebrows.

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