No seriously. The word w00t (spelled w zero zero t), is the 2007 word of the year.
Congratulations World of WarCraft addicts. Give yourselves a pat on the back, Haloâ€™ers. You and all the other gamers and internet fans out there have collectively legitimized 1337 speak.
Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. recently announced that their word of the year for 2007 is the internet slang expression of joy or excitement, w00t. On Websterâ€™s website they announced the winner, along with a number of runner-up words.
The site defines w00t (yes, spelled with two zeros) as: expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word â€œyayâ€.