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Word of the year: "w00t"

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time for wrap-ups and commemorations of the year’s passing.  Merriam-Webster dictionary has marked this year by commemorating “w00t” as the Word of the Year for 2007.  As a reward, the word has been added the Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, but it won’t yet be added the the official lexicon, at least not yet.

So, wordsmiths, the source I’ve heard of this word has been that it’s a contraction often used by D&D players, “Wow, I found loot!”  What’s your opinion on the origin?

(a w00t shoutout to Dailytech) (image from flickr user MikeNeilson – do you know how many party pics I had to go through to find this?)