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W00t Is The Word Of The Year. Yay?

The online community has picked "w00t" as Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2007. It is an interjection "expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word 'yay.'"


Seriously? Last year's word, truthiness, captured the profound epistemological uncertainty of our time. A synonym for "yay" that you use "for no reason at all" just doesn't have the same cultural heft.

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