belated WOTY

Natalie Maynor maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU
Tue Jan 11 02:27:54 UTC 2000

Jerry said:

> Dennis: I guess what is scary is that, before long Internet shorthand (which
> is where I first came into contact with "my bad," being a long way from
> either playground basketball sites or the East Coast) will "worm" its way
> into the language as real words -- e.g., "lol," "imho" (pronounced "im-ho"
> presumably), or even "woty" (pronounced "woe-tee"?).

Why is this scary?  And why wormy?
   --Natalie Maynor (maynor at

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