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    Question Where did "w00T" come from?

    I see it everywhere, in all sorts of forums. What does it mean? Where did it come from? Do you use it, Why is that?

    Just a question that is bugging me....

    Gazzaden

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    From UrbanDictionary.com

    1. woot

    Woot originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer term, "w00t".

    "w00t" was originally an trunicated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement.

    "I defeated the dark sorcerer! Woot!"

    "woot! i r teh flagmastar!" (Think Tribes)

    "Woot, I pwnzed this dude's boxen!'
    Last edited by ExiledViper; 12-28-2004 at 02:32 AM.

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    Wow!

    Thanks for that brilliant answer to my question!

    Gazzaden

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    woot, your welcome

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    Cool now I know too

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    Originally posted by NanoWarrior-2
    Cool now I know too
    lol ya i didnt know either tilli just now looke dit up :s

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    I did know what I meant but I didn't know the history behind it. Strangely enough I used to play a lot of Dungeons And Dragons (table top) but never actually used or heard this term while playing.
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    w00t is a myth
    i heard of it as a term for "WHAT?!?!" (surprised/shocked)
    or as a term for "word!" (gravity sucks. word!)

    i use it for the what thing, because all my friends know it that way too.

    i never heard that hacker/d&d stuff before tho.
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    I was under the impression that it is an acronym for We Owned the Other Team

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    Originally posted by colincsl
    I was under the impression that it is an acronym for We Owned the Other Team
    lol thats a new one, i've always known it as an epxresion of joy, "w00t we win", or "i found a great deal on a digital camera.... w00t"
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