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#172047 - 12/12/07 08:02 AM w00t!
Loc: lower upstate New York
Merriam-Websters word of the year.
#172048 - 12/12/07 10:11 AM Re: w00t! [Re: AnnaStrophic]
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
#172049 - 12/12/07 12:06 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Jackie]
Loc: Dallas, TX
"...because it blends whimsy and new technology."
Next year's word would be a toss up between fire and wheel except those words are still popular so they're disqualified.
#172051 - 12/12/07 12:44 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Myridon]
#172052 - 12/12/07 01:30 PM Re: w00t! [Re: zmjezhd]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
Kind sir, could you explain to me what the word "yawpish" means?
So that I might understand what is so special about the word
"wOOt-woot"? ( Except that it is an exclamation of happiness, which might be special enough. )
OneLook does not acknowledge the word. Neither does Urban.
#172053 - 12/12/07 01:38 PM Re: w00t! [Re: BranShea]
There's a verb, to yawp 'to cry, bark', which is a variant of to yelp. As with many verbs, this, too, has been nominalized (nouned if you'd rather). From there, it is a short hop-skip to adjectival derivation by use of the suffix -ish. That's all conjecture, and tsuwm has suggested elsewhere that it might mean 'noisy, clamorous'._________________________
Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#172054 - 12/12/07 02:30 PM Re: w00t! [Re: zmjezhd]
Loc: Spam Factory
Originally Posted By: zmjezhdThere's a verb, to yawp 'to cry, bark', which is a variant of to yelp. As with many verbs, this, too, has been nominalized (nouned if you'd rather). From there, it is a short hop-skip to adjectival derivation by use of the suffix -ish. That's all conjecture, and tsuwm has suggested elsewhere that it might mean 'noisy, clamorous'.
The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me--he complains of my gab and my loitering.
I too am not a bit tamed--I too am untranslatable;
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
-- Song of Myself, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855
#172055 - 12/12/07 02:41 PM Re: w00t! [Re: BranShea]
Loc: Dallas, TX
Look up w00t with zeroes in UrbanDictionary - 33 definitions go on for pages - or you can link to it from the front page today.
Walt Whitman circa 1891
"I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world."
One might also count the all important "YOP!" from Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who" as a yawp.
#172056 - 12/12/07 03:16 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Myridon]
I use w00t frequently. aloud.
formerly known as etaoin...
#172058 - 12/12/07 04:10 PM Re: w00t! [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
Loc: Spam Factory
...maybe my yawp isn't loud enough
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