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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:26 AM
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What does "w00t" mean?
I'm a newbie at g33ksp34k or whatever it is called...

Surely it means more than "woot!" such as a sound you make when cheering on a baseball team or farting...
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:27 AM
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1. WOOT WOOT!
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name not needed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:21 AM
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14. SNAP!
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Lannes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:28 AM
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2. ...there it is
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:29 AM
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3. Firstly it's called l33tsp34k
Champion of this language is the online comic Megatokyo.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:35 AM
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8. And Here's More Background
Leet is the all-alpha translation of "l33t" (the "3" is represented as a backwards "E"), broken down as "l" and "33t," and thus "elite....

The word itself is derived phonetically from the word "elite"...intended principally to bypass automatic text parsers, perhaps because the originators of the convention felt they may be under some form of surveillance, or desired for other reasons to have somewhat private conversations in public spaces hence the term elite, as only those 'in the know' could easily read what was said (perhaps in an online chat forum, for instance).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
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indy_azcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:30 AM
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4. w|-|y d0|\|'7 u ju57 g00g13 i7?
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 10:33 AM by indy_azcat
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:34 AM
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7. b3c40054 1 @177 L4zy?
:rofl:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:32 AM
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5. It's just a cheer
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:34 AM
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6. and while you're at it, where did "p0wn3d" come from
for "owned" - how did it start?
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:36 AM
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9. I always see "pawned" in that word.
Maybe it is a reference to pawn shops. :shrug:
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indy_azcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:41 AM
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10. typo - I think it's similar to the !!!!!!!!!!!!11!1 effect
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:48 AM
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11. thanks!
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ikri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:07 AM
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13. pwned
Either comes from a Warcraft or Quake map.

I've heard the same story for both, so who knows. Anyway, a map designer misspelled the word "Owned" in the map, as a result when you died you would get the message "(player name) has been pwned" instead of "(player name) has been owned".

Small typo by a designer, but pervasive enough that it has managed to worm its way into all online gaming language.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:34 AM
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17. Ah, kinda like...
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WeRQ4U Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 10:49 AM
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12. My wife says that too.
Maybe it's another internet phrase like "Snarky". I HATE the word "Snarky"
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4_Legs_Good Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:25 AM
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15. I heard once it was based on "Way Out Of Town!"
an old time exclamation, but I'm not sure how true that is. If I'm right I win the big prize though!

w00t!!!

david
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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:27 AM
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16. (**$&#^!! it all!
:crazy:

I'm lost.
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aden_nak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 11:36 AM
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18. WOOT and PWNED are generally agreed on as type-os.
Edited on Thu Jul-07-05 11:39 AM by aden_nak
woot being a type-o of root (because when you log into a system as root, you have complete and total power over that system) and pwned being a type-o of owned, for more obvious reasons.

Wiki has entries, which I only partially agree with. I find their linking woot to "Whoot! There it is!" to be tenuous at best.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woot

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwned
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