"full of win"

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat May 30 14:51:13 UTC 2009

On May 30, 2009, at 7:27 AM, Scot LaFaive wrote:

> I came across this and thought it worth noting. Apparently it began
> as a
> gamer term but has since moved abroad.
> "But did you see the Ultimate Comics Avengers #1 Cover? Full of win."
> https://roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=1833482&page=653

   The Buzzwords of 2008
   NYT Week in Review 12/21/08:

Largely used online, this is a verb turned into a mass noun, as in “A
bucket of fail.” Common forms include _epic fail_, meaning a huge
overall tendency toward failure or a great example of failure, and
FAIL! as an interjection or derogation. Often an antonym of win, seen
online in forms like “Full of win!” which means, “It’s good!”

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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