I’m Not a “Woot!” Guy

Every now and then,  whenever somebody hears something exciting,  they’ll yell or write “woot!” Like that’s a sound of excitement,  like screaming “yeah!” “that’s awesome!” or “way to go, champ!”

Now I just don’t use that word. It’s just not in my vocabulary.

There are two types of people’s in this world: those who use “woot” and those who don’t.

I’m not a “Woot” guy.

I don’t know where it came from. The only thing I can think of is, possibly, from this ditty from 1993.

“Whoot There It Is”: http://youtu.be/aBwvFBxf_Eg

Who knew that the group 95 South was so influential?


  1. Ok so I’m going to let my nerd light shine here but I’m pretty sure the exclamation woot comes from the gaming community. Woot is often written w00t with two zeros, I only know this because I may or may not have played world of warcraft and other online games many years ago. Also I think you’re thinking of “Whoomp There It Is” by Tag Team from 1993, Whoot There It Is just a rip off of the original song. Here’s the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-FPimCmbX8

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  2. 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.

    Source: Urban Dictionary.com

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