Earlier this month, visitors to M-W.com voted “w00t” the 2007 Word of the Year. I’ve been waiting to post this because I have been hoping that if I let enough time pass, this will sink in.
Would w00t–which means, as the dictionary succinctly put it, “yay”–not be better served as the word of five years ago? Or more? A far better choice would have been the second word on this list, “facebook” (the verb). I have to wonder about who voted w00t into its place of honor–perhaps people who thought that w00t deserved recognition, even too late? Or people who didn’t realize that the word is no longer new or exciting?
Heck, even my blogging about the obsolescence of “w00t” is obsolete; almost a month after the fact is just late, late, late.