BoingBoing (and many others): “W00t is Meriam-Webster’s Word of the Year for 2007”:
Voters at Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year 2007 poll have chosen
“w00t” as 2007’s most iconic word. M-W says that the word is a gamer’s
acronym for “we own the other team,” but I’m inclined to thing that
that’s a backronym, a back-formed acronym created to explain a word
already in use.
And I’m inclined to think that a bunch of nerds hacked the poll.