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Re: Anyone see this?

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 13, 2003, 19:51
Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>:

> On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 18:23:27 -0500, Greg Johnston > <greg.johnstons@...> wrote: > > >> Woohoo! > > I believe the correct term for the occasion would be "WOOOOOT!". Or maybe > > I'm just American... > > I think the accepted spelling is |w00t|, with zeroes. One of those odd > little bits of l33t that have leaked into moderately-mainstream online > culture. Unless of course, |woot| as an interjection previously existed in > American English, and I never became aware of it until I saw it online.
Altho I'm generally very much in favour of linguistic creativity, "l33t speak" (not to mention "1337" ..) has always left me cold. I'm all for shortenings and opaque acronyms, but respelling stuff for it's own sake somehow does strike me as unnifty and anticommunicative. The later is no doubt a feature rather than a bug - it helps distinguishing the in people from the out people - but I don't like it anyway. Andreas


Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>