My first reaction was \”w00t!\” and I was really surprised that it was voted as the #1 word in Merriam-Webster\’s Word of the Year 2007. I\’ve been using that word since 1998 — and it has been made popular only this year? It is noteworthy that the word is spelled with two zeroes but not with O\’s. Yes, numbers are now welcome in the middle of a word. Maybe we should have lolcats, h4x0r and l337 in the dictionary soon. D\’oh!
The runner-ups are facebook, conundrum, quixotic, blamestorm, sardoodledom, apathetic, Pecksniffian, hypocrite & charlatan.
Check out the details of Merriam-Webster\’s Word of the Year 2007 here.