Thursday, December 20, 2007

when we can't find the right word . .

Read Psalm 147:12-20)

Do you w00t?

It's "the" word of the year for 2007, according to the folks at Merriam-Webster Inc., who determine such things on behalf of the rest of us.

It reflects the increasing cross-pollination of words and numerals in today's means of communicating - either because of typos on a keyboard, or the sorts of short cuts text messengers are looking for. According to some, it came from the folks who loved to play the game 'Dungeons and Dragons', who would often exclaim, "Wow! Loot!" w00t!!!

But it has come to be used in a variety of ways: a cry of triumph ('i w00ted them'); an exuberant expression ('w00t! he said yes!'); a cry of joy about an accomplishment ('i passed the test. w00t!!!'). it is being used by more and more folks, in more and more settings. So . . .

w00t, Lord God!
the grandkids are coming
home for Christmas!

w00t God!
for that faucet of grace
that can't be turned off!

w00t the Lord!
the Word won the
Bethlehem marathon!

w00t God,
all you wandering
down the road,
looking for the stable.

w00t, God,
u r teh Lord!

w00t! w00t! w00t!

(c) 2007 Thom M. Shuman

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