w00t is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2007

Voters at Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007 poll have chosen w00t as 2007’s most iconic word. Merriam-Webster says that the word is a gamer’s acronym for we own the other team, but I’d have to agree with Cory Doctorow that it’s a backronym, a back-formed acronym created to explain a word already in use #&8212; via Boing Boing

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