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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: WOOT ! (Lingo) Reply with quote

It took me awhile to figure out what geobeacons are. I really don't know if I'll understand grown men in the woods meowing at each other. The concept of bein pwned is foreign to me....

But WOOT?

I just had to know what WOOT is. From the Urban dictionary, here are some contributions from some, well, WOOTers.

1. woot
Woot originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer term, "w00t".

"w00t" was originally an trunicated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement."I defeated the dark sorcerer! Woot!"
a) "woot! i r teh flagmastar!" (Think Tribes)
b) "Woot, I pwnzed this dude's boxen!'

2. woot
1) An interjection similar to "YAYE!" or "Woohoo!" used to express joy or excitement, usually about some kind of accomplishment. Primarily used by gamers, spreading rapidly to anyone who chats online
Gaming origins: We Owned the Other Team or Wonderful Loot (Everquest gaming slang)
2) To express agreement
3) As an acronym, can mean Waste of Our Time or Way Out of Topic (online forums) Less common.
a) woot! I got an A on this test.
b) Robyn: Eric is such a tool. Let's put packing peanuts in his desk. Stefanie: woot!

3. Woot
To emphasize something, be happy.Woot! I got a 100% on that math test.

4. Woot
Before ALL of that, woot was a happy noise made by certain Monkees and Guinea Pigs when they are happy or content. Net nerds like to take credit for creating stuff that they only adopted. But I know better. I've heard those monkets. And they're happy. woot.Kristy walks in the door from a long day of work and her Guinea Pig, thrilled to see her, asks "Woot? Woot woot? Woot.”

5. woot
A word originating from the old D&D games, was used to express excitement when finding treasure, the player would say "Wow loot!" thus over time turning into "w00t" in the videogame world, as a form of satisfaction or victory.."Wow loot!" -- Originating from D&D days..

6. woot
A shout of exciment from a geek, nerd, and/or dork within the internet.Woot! I owned that dude!

7. woot
A not so unmasculine way to say yay."Woot, I won again!"
"I pwnz0r j00, woot!"
"...Woot!"

8. woot
1. An expression of extreme happiness, usually used among computer users.
2. A greeting, used for close friends or people you have been expecting.
a) Double kill! WOOT!
b) When the person you are awaiting appears, it is customary to offer a long "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!" The only appropriate response to said Woot is two short, emphatic "WOOT WOOT!"

9. woot
1:An abbreviation for the phrase:"We owned the other team"
2:A simple cry of joy
a) Woot, that was too easy.
b) I just got a new job, Woot!

I have some options to choose from for what a WOOT is. I'm going with number 6.

WOOT !

edit on 2/11/06 to include (Lingo) in subject name.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i r pwnt
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meow Paklid, you pwnt us bad! Woot!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOOT! Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woof! I mean, Woot!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grey Wolf says w00t!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There have been some other abbreviations that I have seen that I have no idea what they are. Hopefully, I remember them right...but what is:

IMHO
ROFL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmnrec wrote:
Hopefully, I remember them right...but what is:
IMHO
ROFL

IMHO = In My Humble (or Honest) Opinion
ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
IMNSHO (also seen) = In My Not So Humble Opinion

That help Wink

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
dmnrec wrote:
Hopefully, I remember them right...but what is:
IMHO
ROFL

IMHO = In My Humble (or Honest) Opinion
ROFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing


Who knew yeti's coult type so fast Wink

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Grey Wolf and Wild Rice
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey...I had to ask what BTW meant. ROFL
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A guy wrote me back once and in the email included:
By the way, what does BTW mean?

He was serious!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dmnrec wrote:
There have been some other abbreviations that I have seen that I have no idea what they are.


Looks like you got what you wanted answered, but here's a great resource for the future:

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

and Google is good if you search for "define:acronym" where instead of acronym you put in what you want to define. Example:

http://www.google.com/search?q=define:IMHO

-Aaron


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't there a list of all of these acrynyms on the site earlier? I am too lazy to look back but I think it was something jillibean put together maybe a couple of years ago.

P.S. BTW, Where is Jillibean at anyway? Haven't seen or heard from her in like..........AGES!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AGES: Asociación Guatemalteca de Educación Sexual (Guatemalan Association for Sex Education)

Thanks Aaron for the link!
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