Wednesday, December 12, 2007

it's official (again): we're doomed

Of the nearly two hundred thousand words at our disposal in the English language, only one would end up voted Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. To the great disgrace of our nation and our future generations, we have elected to memorialize the banner year of 2007 with none other than "woot." Oh no, I'm not kidding. Word of the Year, my comrades. They even used it creatively in a sentence, with two zeroes in place of the middle letters, all text-msg-like: "W00T! I won the contest!"

I am bereft of words and of hope. Woot indeed.