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It isn't funny and the those that use this term are invariably fat and smug
Does this owl based joke even work? It's certainly not funny.
JUST VICTIMS OF THE IN-HOUSE DRIVE BY...
AND WHEN THE PO-LICE COME WE FUCKING SHOOT IT OUT WITH THEM TOO
who don't have time to be going 'woohoo!!!!' all the time.
but regardless of what it's supposed to be I don't like it, I'm completely unaware of where it comes from or what on earth it's supposed to mean but you know it just sounds stupid. The only context I've ever seen it used is one where you could easily make up an alternative meaning precicely fuck all, so I'm asuming it means precisely fuck all.
Forgive my ignorance if it's in fact Uzbekistani for corrugated cardboard.
Woot originated as a hacker term for root (or administrative) access to a computer. However, with the term as coincides with the gamer term, "w00t".
"w00t" was originally an trunicated expression common among players of Dungeons and Dragons tabletop role-playing game for "Wow, loot!" Thus the term passed into the net-culture where it thrived in video game communities and lost its original meaning and is used simply as a term of excitement.
"I defeated the dark sorcerer! Woot!"
"woot! i r teh flagmastar!" (Think Tribes)
"Woot, I pwnzed this dude's boxen!'
fat emo l4m3rz?