Friday, December 28, 2007
Merriam-Webster OnLine has announced the results of its contest for Word of the Year, and the prize goes to a word so new that it is not yet in the print version Merriam-Webster dictionary. The word, w00t, also spelled w00t!, is a gamer's exclamation of victory or happiness, but it is being used increasingly in instant messages, emails, and even conversationally. Are you familiar with several other new words in their top ten list, including blamestorm and sardoodledom? Rest assured that old favorites, especially for the SAT crowd, like conundrum and quixotic are among the top ten winners, too. To read more about this, click on the title of this posting above.