As every geek should know by now, the Merriam-Webster 2007 Word of the Year (hereafter known in geek-lingo as WotY) is w00t. Now, I'm a huge fan of the WotY - truthiness by far my favorite. But apparently the wordanistas are a little behind the times. I suggested the 2008 WotY should be "jiggy", since it's ever newer than their decade-plus word of choice - but I find my next idea even more apropos. I now announce the 2008 Word of the Year in dedication to the folks at Merriam-Webster: n00b.