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  1. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    The word "w00t", defined as "an expression of joy coined by online gamers", was crowned Word of the Year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary.

    /important announcement. You may now resume regular service
     
  2. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    We Own the Other Team
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Apparently the runnerup was "facebook" as a new verb meaning 'to add someone to a list of friends on the Web site Facebook.com, or to search for people on the social networking site'. I would have guessed that one would win.

    I love words, and find it interesting (and sometimes sad) to see how language evolves and becomes acceptable through use, even though it's not grammatically correct. Such as nouns being used as verbs ('to facebook'), verbs being used as nouns ('a good read') etc.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    I also like to see language evolve, but I have trouble with 'w00t', mainly because it uses zeros in place of the 'o's. And that annoys me.
     
  5. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A lot of modern language annoys me, but that is only because I'm an old fart.
     
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    Whatever happened to the words of the good-ol-days that meant something real- For instance buttface and asshead?
     
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    A lot of modern language annoys me. Mostly because I agree with Orwell that "thought corrupts language, language corrupts thought."
     
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    [JR] TPF Noob!

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    And why not assface and butthead? You can just make those up, they never get old :p

    Also, "read" can be a noun according to Wikitionary, tough luck ;)
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    A perfect example of colloquialism run amuck.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Actually it's just the noise you make when poked up the arse with a stick.
    Try it on a few people next time you go shopping and you'll see I'm right.
     
  11. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    A trip to Sainsbury's with you must be an absolute h00t...
     
  12. jstuedle

    jstuedle No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And I always thought the typical reaction was "WTF!" Must be a Brit thing.
     

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