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  • #16
    Originally posted by MJD
    I thought it was "whoop".

    "Woot" Merriam-Websters WOTY. "Subprime" is the linguists(American Dialect Society).
    There are no strings on me

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    • #17
      Originally posted by guru
      Originally posted by MJD
      I thought it was "whoop".

      "Woot" Merriam-Websters WOTY. "Subprime" is the linguists(American Dialect Society).
      I have no idea how "subprime" would be word of the year - unless linguists live really, really sheltered lives.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by guru
        Originally posted by MJD
        I thought it was "whoop".

        "Woot" Merriam-Websters WOTY. "Subprime" is the linguists(American Dialect Society).

        I was referring to the song tafnut quoted.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by malmo
          Originally posted by guru
          Originally posted by MJD
          I thought it was "whoop".
          "Woot" Merriam-Websters WOTY. "Subprime" is the linguists(American Dialect Society).
          I have no idea how "subprime" would be word of the year - unless linguists live really, really sheltered lives.
          I doubt if most Americans ever heard the word, much less used it, before the recent crisis.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by MJD
            Originally posted by guru
            Originally posted by MJD
            I thought it was "whoop".
            "Woot" Merriam-Websters WOTY. "Subprime" is the linguists(American Dialect Society).
            I was referring to the song tafnut quoted.
            If you go to Youtube and type is "There it is" you will see ALL of the following variations:

            Whoomp
            Whomp
            Whoop
            Whoomph
            Whoot

            so apparently there's a little ambiguity on whut the korect speling iz!

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            • #21
              None are yours.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by MJD
                None are yours.
                Not yet . . . I am just about to release MY version, "W00t, there it is!"
                :roll:

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                • #23
                  WOTY

                  The word is "subprime".

                  BCB

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by malmo
                    I have no idea how "subprime" would be word of the year - unless linguists live really, really sheltered lives.

                    Funny, a few of us had a conversation in the summer while on a run about what the heck a subprime loan was. We all guessed it was a loan to a very good customer at a rate less than prime. We were half right. One of my partners just got back from Florida and he said that he heard on the news down there that 47% of the properties in the state are figuratively under water.

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                    • #26
                      Originally posted by MJD
                      my partners just got back from Florida and he said that he heard on the news down there that 47% of the properties in the state are figuratively under water.
                      See, Al Gore was half right! 8)

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                      • #27
                        Re: Loan Arranger

                        Originally posted by bijanc
                        guru posted that two days ago.

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                        • #28
                          Yet another "word of the year" (Aussie this time) should be announced in another three weeks or so after the voting concludes at the end of January.

                          Some of the candidates - though some clearly "phrases" not "words":
                          Password fatigue: Frustration caused by having too many passwords and failing to remember them

                          Manscaping: Male grooming procedures involving the removal of body hair

                          Tanorexia: An obsessive desire to have tanned skin

                          Credit card tart: Someone who transfers loans to a new card when the interest-free period of the first card expires
                          http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7180618.stm

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                          • #29
                            WOTY

                            'waterboarding"

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                            • #30
                              Re: WOTY

                              Originally posted by bijanc
                              'waterboarding"
                              That's like snowboarding, only on ocean waves, right?

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