w00t – expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word "yay"

That’s the 2007 Word of the Year, and I’m sure you noticed that if you read anything on the internet at all today.

Merriam-Webster’s president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology. (via)

Whimsy and new technology? How about it blends stupid with even more stupid.

ABCNews goes for the stretch, though. They try to compare this lame ass, alphanumerical word with a line from Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman:

For technophobes, the word also is familiar from the 1990 movie "Pretty Woman," in which Julia Roberts startles her date’s upper-crust friends with a hearty "Woot, woot, woot!" at a polo match.

No, dumbasses. That was around the same time as Arsenio Hall did close to the same thing during his late night talk show, and so help me if the Internet says Arsenio Hall invented the word w00t, I will never use it again.

Word #7 on the list? Apathetic. Which is exactly how this whole thing makes me feel.

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