Wh00t! It’s ginormous!

The editors of Merriam-Webster dictionaries got more than 3,000 entries when, in a lighthearted moment, they asked visitors to their Web site to submit their favorite words that aren’t in the dictionary.


Some of the proposed words even gained multiple submissions so the editors came up with an admittedly unscientific Top 10 list.

In first place was “ginormous” – bigger than gigantic and bigger than enormous – followed by “confuzzled” for confused and puzzled simultaneously, and “whoot,” an exclamation of joy. A “lingweenie” – a person incapable of making up new words – was tenth.

I kinda like that “lingweenie” bit, though I’ve never seen it before. I’ve seen “ginormous”, “confuzzled”, and, of course, “whoot”/”wh00t”, in use on the web.

Check out the full article at Yahoo!