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December 16, 2007
Gamer Jargon Becomes Word Of The Year
A word widely used among online gamers has topped an online poll for Word of the Year run by US publishing group Merriam Webster.
14 years ago
l4mRz! What could be more important in 2007 than lolcats?!?!
Pretty sure it was originally a Simpsons word, just another of the billion or so they've added to the lexicon. KEKEKEKEKE
When I first saw the title, I thought it said "
jargon." I was expecting the word to be "Gol-lee!" or "Shazam!"
Haway and shite
I thought it said
jargon, and was expecting one of the many catch phrases from
The Rockford Files
As "jargon" is a plural noun that describes a set of words or an arcane language rather than a single, idiosyncratic word, the title is misleading and grammatically incorrect. "Gamer buzzword becomes Word of the Year" or "Gamer idiom becomes Word of the Year" would be more appropriate. W00t.
The better headline would be "Merriam Webster names some geek word as 'word of the year' to create internet viral-marketing juggernaut and tons of free publicity...much of internet cooperates willingly"
"This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave a message and I'll get back to you." or maybe, "You're thinkin' of my brother Bart."
I've just had toast.
Don't you mean t04zt?
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