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    Hello my fellow gamers. I am currently doing research for my sociolinguistics class this semester on gaming language and I hope you will be able to help me out by answer the below questions.

    I am studying the word woot, whoot, w00t.

    What does woot mean to you?
    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    How often do you play the game?
    20 hours or more a week
    15 - 20 hours a week
    10-15 hours a week
    0-10 hours a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?

    Are you male or female?

    Age group
    15-20
    20-30
    30-40
    40 and beyond.


    I am know as Emmaline, Brinkley, Kestrelia, Zabelina, Artemmaline, and so many other... my mains are the first 3, and I have missed playing DDO this semester.


    I appreciate any and all help given.


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    I never use that word, I use what instead.
    Woot doesnt mean anything to me.
    15-20 hours of ddo.
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    Hi emmie.
    I don't know oif i'm very proficient.

    i would say woot or whoot maybe spells some extra ooo in the middle.
    meaning for me is a cry of excitement.
    play 10 to 15 age 30 to 40.
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    Post Woot

    Hello,

    I use Woot as a congratulatory or accomplishment achieved word. I use it at work when a complex situation has been remedied, or in a store where I have gotten a fabulous deal. So both casual and professional. I play between 15-20 hours a week. I sometimes will replace "woot" with "jackpot" or "praise the holy llama". I am a female who is off of the age chart =)

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    Default Woot~

    Woot to me is a cry of excitement, or sometimes just acknowledgement of an accomplishment, and in rare cases, a sign of sarcasm.
    I do use it in casual speech, but not professional, as it would seem childish to use then.
    Normally whenever I am not busy with other things, 20+ hours a week, but have been busy.

    I will sometimes use the word yay in place of woot, as an acknowledgement, or excitement.

    Female

    And you already know the age group~

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    Woot I hear a lot for people who seem happy or who have accomplished something special to them.

    I on the other hand never use the term as I am the worlds largest walking **** magnet. If it can go wrong or isn't working properly I WILL be the one who finds it, falls on it, sits in it, or steps on it.

    This is so reliable I have formed a law of physical properties to define it. I call it Bills Law.

    Bills law specifically states that it covers anything and everything Murphy may have over looked, misplaced, or totally forgot.

    As for gaming I play far too many to list for too many hours of my life.

    As for age put me down as old and grumpy.

    Good luck in school as that is your best chance to avoid getting trapped by Bills Law.
    Why after every update to the games I play do I constantly have to pick more pieces of the nerf bat from the back of my skull. Abolish corporate involvement in gaming now.

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    What does woot mean to you?
    Means nothing to me; I understand it is an exclamation of joy from others

    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    Not at all. The only Woot I really know of is the one sale a day retail sales website

    How often do you play the game?
    20 hours or more a week
    15 - 20 hours a week
    10-15 hours a week
    0-10 hours a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?
    Yey - cool deal, sweet, etc, etc...

    Are you male or female?
    Male

    Age group
    15-20
    20-30
    30-40
    40 and beyond.
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    As I understand it, woot was originally a shortened version of "wow, loot!" but has grown into a more general expression of excitement over an accomplishment. That is how I use the term.

    The only time I use woot outside of DDO is when I want to annoy my wife with how much of a dork her husband is.

    I play about 10-15 hours per week.

    I'll sometimes use "yay" instead of woot, especially outside of DDO.

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    What does woot mean to you?
    It's an exclamation of either happiness or congratulations.


    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    I try very hard not to, because I think it's verbally obnoxious. I may use it every once in a while, but it's usually for sarcastic or ironic effect.


    How often do you play the game?
    20 hours or more a week
    15 - 20 hours a week
    10-15 hours a week
    0-10 hours a week



    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?
    "Sweet!" or "Awesome!" Both have the same general meaning behind them, and I find them a bit less obnoxious.
    "Yay!" works as well.

    Are you male or female?
    Male


    Age group
    15-20
    20-30
    30-40
    40 and beyond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CThruTheEgo View Post
    As I understand it, woot was originally a shortened version of "wow, loot!"
    I'd always thought it was an acronym of We Own the Other Team, but possibly it's true meaning has been lost to the sands of internetime...

    Anyway:

    What does woot mean to you?
    > That something good has happened

    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    > Yes, in a lethargic / sarcastic context when something's happened that should be good, but isn't really.

    How often do you play the game?
    >20 hours or more a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?
    > Wuppie doo

    Are you male or female?
    >Male

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    >30-40

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistressofDeath View Post
    Hello my fellow gamers. I am currently doing research for my sociolinguistics class this semester on gaming language and I hope you will be able to help me out by answer the below questions.

    I am studying the word woot, whoot, w00t.

    What does woot mean to you?
    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    How often do you play the game?
    20 hours or more a week
    15 - 20 hours a week
    10-15 hours a week
    0-10 hours a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?

    Are you male or female?

    Age group
    15-20
    20-30
    30-40
    40 and beyond.


    I am know as Emmaline, Brinkley, Kestrelia, Zabelina, Artemmaline, and so many other... my mains are the first 3, and I have missed playing DDO this semester.


    I appreciate any and all help given.


    Emmie...
    Woot is a congratulatory response that is elated with some enthusiasm.

    I seldom use it outside of the gaming world. I never use it professionally.

    I play the game 10-15 hours a week.

    A word that I use in place of woot is 'awesome'. Although I rarely use it professionally, I do use it on occasions outside of the gaming world.

    I am a male.

    My age group is 20-30.

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    means good to me , or whenever someone else get some good loots means i want it too D:
    age 20-30
    i don't use it real life
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    Quote Originally Posted by JinxedWarrior View Post
    A word that I use in place of woot is 'awesome'.
    -Jinx
    i think zarooth is the word youre looking for
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    Well I am 50 and have never used it myself and I have friends from their teens to people in their 90's and have never heard them use it either the only place I ever seen it used is in movies or books and it seemed dumb even there. I have used the terms alright! Yes! Yeaah! and things along those lines.

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    What does woot mean to you?

    30+ years ago "woot" or "w00t" was used routinely in darker corners of the IT community to signify root login. As I was heavily immersed in that culture at the time, that was it's original meaning to me. The word has since been transformed by various gaming factions into an interjection indicating celebratory joy. As the original meaning has been deprecated, I now understand and use it mostly according to the new definition.

    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?

    I have and still do use it both casually and professionally where those with whom I am conversing are likely to understand it in context.

    How often do you play the game?

    0-10 hours a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?

    Just about any interjection denoting joyous or surprising excitement attributed to a victory of some sort will do.

    Are you male or female?

    Male

    Age group

    40 and beyond.
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    What does woot mean to you?
    An exclamation of joy, happiness

    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    No, mainly for the fact that i am not a native english speaker. But considering any conversation in english, never used/will use this word.
    How often do you play the game?
    Right now i´m on a pause from the game, but normally, 15-20hr/week.

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?
    Awesome, yes, can be used outside.

    Are you male or female?
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    Hello my fellow gamers. I am currently doing research for my sociolinguistics class this semester on gaming language and I hope you will be able to help me out by answer the below questions.

    I am studying the word woot, whoot, w00t.

    What does woot mean to you?
    Verbal expression to a positive outcome regarding a situation of chance and luck. Never used to express a positive result based on skill or ability. EI. Winning a dice roll / saving vs. disintegrate / obtaining a piece of loot that has a minimal drop rate

    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    Not yet.

    How often do you play the game?
    15 - 20 hours a week

    Is there another word out there that you use that can replace woot? IF so what is it and what does it mean? and is it used outside of he gaming world?
    Phrase: "Jackpot Baby"!

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    Male

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    i'm in the 40+ age range, so my slang tends to reflect that. Woot just feels too young for me to use comfortably. I prefer "Groovy"... baby.
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    I on the other hand never use the term as I am the worlds largest walking **** magnet. If it can go wrong or isn't working properly I WILL be the one who finds it, falls on it, sits in it, or steps on it.

    This is so reliable I have formed a law of physical properties to define it. I call it Bills Law.

    Bills law specifically states that it covers anything and everything Murphy may have over looked, misplaced, or totally forgot.

    As for gaming I play far too many to list for too many hours of my life.

    As for age put me down as old and grumpy.

    Good luck in school as that is your best chance to avoid getting trapped by Bills Law.[/QUOTE]

    I am soo sorry to hear this. I hope things improve for you...and I will remember Bill's Law along side of Murphy's.
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