Riced Out Yugo
dictionaries attempt to regain some of their lost hip-ness
BOSTON (Reuters) - "w00t," an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary.

Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said "w00t" -- typically spelled with two zeros -- reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging.

It's like saying "yay," the dictionary said.

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Merriam-Webster President John Morse said "w00t" reflected the growing use of numeric keyboards to type words.


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