Merriam-Webster, this is bullshit.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to "w00t."
"W00t," a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness, topped all other terms in the Springfield dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.
Merriam-Webster's president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology.
I say it's crap because it blends number and letters with incalculable dorkiness. "Hardcore online game enthusiasts" should expect kidney-punches if they "w00t" around Mr. Furious.