Re: Anyone see this?
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 14, 2003, 20:50|
Quoting Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>:
> Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Quoting Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>:
> >>On Fri, 12 Dec 2003 18:23:27 -0500, Greg Johnston
> >><greg.johnstons@...> wrote:
> >>>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
> > (not to mention "1337" ..) has always left me cold. I'm all for
> > 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
> > rather than a bug - it helps distinguishing the in people from the out
> people -
> > but I don't like it anyway.
> AIUI, it originally developed as a way to dodge features on some BBSes
> that would kick you off for swearing. The auto-kick feature wouldn't
> recognize, say, "5h17".
Well, that's pragmatic enough. But if so, it's rather evolved from it's roots,
and into something I dislike.
Tangentially, I tend, on internet forums etc, to use "CENSORED" as a
generalized expletive. If available, I like to have it in red to really stand
out. To my mild surprise, no-one's ever called me on it.