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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?

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


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    MABAR has not started.

    Woot means hooray to me.

    I probably only use the word when typing on a forum.
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    Never use that word in the game nor the real life, nor anywhere.
    30-40 group - male

    By saying wow, well i say wow, ha mirá vos, bazinga. But with the term woot, no i dont have any reason to use it, even im playing pnp from 15 years

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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 (optional)
    15-20
    20-30
    30-40
    40 and beyond.
    Meaning - AWESOME! YAY Cool!

    I will use it personally or in business communication on an informal level if there is something worth celebrating.

    I play sporadically. On average 5-10 hours per week.

    I'm male, 40+ years old
    Keep it fun out there . . .

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    Woot seems like an expression for joy coming from reaching a minor goal or remarking a positive event that is of little importance.

    I never use it and would definitely not use "w00t". If I ever do, I will know I have gotten senile.

    I play DDO around 15-20 hours a week.

    These are synonyms for "woot" that I do use in casual conversations: hooray, yataa, yay.

    20-30 male.

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    Its an onomatopoiea, not a real word. Its a phonetic expression of a hoot given in excitement about something.

    I dont actually hoot, so I dont use it in actual speech...and I think the closest commonly spoken equivalent for the same reaction is more like a "woop woop!", with an ascending accent on the second syllable. I cant remember anyone saying "woot", especially enunciating a "t" sound at the end, except where it was followed, perhaps, by "ang clan"...

    10-15 hours a week.

    If you want a non-onomatopoeic word for the same sentiment, its probably any assortment of positive exclamations like "yeah!" "cool!" "alright!" "bodacious!" etc...basically anything a Ninja Turtle might shout out after beating some Foot Clan down

    Male, 30s.

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    Sociolinguistics?

    Please tell me this is not a class in a US university…

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    What does woot mean to you? - hooray, yay
    Do you use it outside of gaming world? - no, never (and rarely in-game for that matter)
    How often do you play the game? - 20 hours or more a week
    Gender - male
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    Meaning - very excited. Also followed by a very fast clapping of hands like a pidgeon flapping it's wings (which gives the sound "woot")
    Usage - never. But every time I see it I instantly imagine a girl behind.
    Play hours - 7 hours a day.
    Gender - Male 20-30

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    What a loot!
    i dont use it outside game, and in game sporadicaly for obvious reasons
    20+hrs

    Kaching!

    40 male

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsquishwizzy View Post
    Sociolinguistics?

    Please tell me this is not a class in a US university…
    It sure is... and it's a graduate course in English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MistressofDeath View Post
    What does woot mean to you?
    It's a synonym for YAY to me.
    Quote Originally Posted by MistressofDeath View Post
    Do you use it outside of gaming world? If so, in casual speech or on a more professional level?
    Yes, I use it outside the game frequently, basically as an alternative to yay as appropriate. Which in most cases is casual, although I have used it at work, and it was understood.
    Quote Originally Posted by MistressofDeath View Post
    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
    20+ generally.

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressofDeath View Post
    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?
    Yay! Hurray! Awesome! Cool! All slang for "something good happened". Yes, they are used outside the game world.

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    i dont use it ,ut i have heard it used in game by both male and females

    my early/mid20s nieces use the word quite a bit when they are happy about something usually in regards to gaining something socially or mateiral

    40+male

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