Internet gamers rule as Merriam-Webster announces the word of the year.
The word is: “w00t."
"W00t," a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph, topped all other terms in the Springfield-based dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.
Merriam-Webster's president, John Morse, said "w00t" was an ideal choice because it blends whimsy and new technology.
Gamers commonly substitute numbers and symbols for the letters they resemble, Morse says, creating what they call "l33t speak" _ that's "leet" when spoken, short for "elite" to the rest of the world.
All I can say in response is: “w00t.”