"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Apocalypse Soon

Each year, the Merriam-Webster folks (the ones who publish the real dictionary that's not the OED) come up with their "Words of the Year," based on online lookups (not to be confused, one must suppose, with online hookups).

For 2005 the most-looked-up word was "integrity."

In 2006, following Stephen Colbert, it was "truthiness."

This year it is "w00t ." Yes, indeed, those are two zeros, not two round capital letters. Yes, it's pronounced as if the t was being kept at bay from the w by two of those familiar round letters.

Henry Adams observed that "The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant, was alone evidence enough to upset Darwin."

What then of "w00t?"

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