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Gamer jargon becomes word of the year
By Mark Ward Technology Correspondent, BBC News website
The word "W00t" is widely used by online gamers
A word widely used among online gamers has topped an online poll for Word of the Year run by US publishing group Merriam Webster.
The word "W00t" got most votes in the poll looking for the word that best sums up 2007.
It is now included in the Merriam Website open dictionary that exists on the web.
The word, complete with zeroes instead of Os, has become widely used in chat during online games or chatrooms among those celebrating. Merriam Webster defines it as "expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all)".
In a statement Merriam Webster president John Morse said it was a good choice because it blended "whimsy and technology".
"It's a term that's arrived only because we're now communicating electronically with each other," said Mr Morse.
Although the word has achieved great currency among gamers, opinion is divided over its inspiration.
A tweet is the name given to a single message on Twitter
Others, in particular Wikipedia, suggest it comes from the tabletop role-playing world of Dungeons and Dragons and is an abbreviation of "Wow, loot!".
A minor faction suggests that it might be short for "Want One Of Those" and is an expression of technological lust for a gadget, toy or other trinket.
Despite its popularity online, Merriam Webster said it would only make it into the regular dictionary if its popularity lasts. If its longevity becomes proven it could join other net-inspired terms such as the verb "to google", "blog" and NSFW.
There are currently no entries for "Woot" or "W00t" in the Oxford English Dictionary.
While W00t has its backers, there are many other potential candidates for words that sum up the technological year.
Among gamers "Ding!" could also be a popular choice as it is widely used when players reveal that one of their avatars has levelled up or got hold of a coveted magical item in a game.
Keen Facebook users are big users of its "poke" feature
Outside the gaming community, the word "poke" must be high up the list of good candidates for its currency among the growing numbers of Facebook users who use it to prompt people they know to get in touch.
Another possible is "tweet" which also emerges from that other popular networking site Twitter. The site shares short messages among groups of people and a "tweet" is the term for a single message sent over the service. It has become used in preference to "twit" for obvious reasons.
Other widely acknowledged net memes for the year must include "lolcats" - which involves captioning pictures of animals - usually cats - with humorous text typically spelled in a distinctive, if mangled, style.
In terms of technology one word that has been bandied around much more in 2007 than any other is "multi-touch". Apple's much hyped iPhone got the technological world talking about touch screens as a way to interact with a handset.
In 2007 many mobiles, such as the LG Prada, HTC Touch, sport these tangible interfaces.
'Leet Speak' Word Is Honored
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, December 13, 2007; Page D01
It's leet speak, which itself is a kind of geek speak, and can alternately be rendered "woot" or "w007." It translates as "hurray!"
Leet speak (a.k.a. 1337sp33k) is short for "elite speak" -- a playful online lingo that frequently swaps numbers for letters and that originated in the hacking community.
W00t gained its lexicographic status through "thousands" of votes on Merriam-Webster's Web site, senior publicist Arthur Bicknell said. Other candidates included "sardoodledum" (a word made famous by the Scripps National Spelling Bee) and "facebook" (a verb meaning to use the social-networking site Facebook).
Neither "w00t" nor "leet speak" nor last year's winner, "truthiness" (coined by Comedy Central's "Colbert Report"), has made it into Merriam-Webster's physical dictionary. Still, Merriam-Webster's editors are "watching" these words for possible inclusion in upcoming editions, Bicknell said.
Tech bloggers yesterday alternately bemoaned, mocked and w00ted the inclusion of their word into mainstream slang. Nate Anderson, an Ars Technica editor, wrote on the popular tech news site yesterday that w00t is "an expression so likely to die off in the near future that I can just about see its pallbearers lining up down the hall."