Giving “Woot Woot” The Boot Boot – #BootTheWoot

The Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines WOOT as a word used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph.

Wait…WHAT?! This word is in the Concise Oxford English Dictionary???

I don’t know about you but when I took English in high school, my book report’s were full of Shakespeare and Mordecai Richler. I had no idea what was going on in those books and that’s why I repeated Grade 12 English 3 times….

With this new wave of ridiculous and confusing words, how am I supposed to help my children with their book report’s when the materialwill be the likes of “Justin Bieber’s Woot Woot Holla” and “Tracey’s #Twittatastic #Twittcrastination”?

Another problem I have with “Wooting”, is that in order to fit in new words, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has to eliminate words.

Do you know what word they eliminated to make room?

DO YOU?!?!

It was the word Growlery. Do you know what a growlery is? I do because I have had one.

A Growlery is a “place to growl in, private room, den”. Where are me and my buddies going to growl at now?

Once I had calmed down, I emerged from my newly crowned “Wootery” and came up with this list of 5 new terms I would like to see added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary, so that us men can claim back some of our manhood.

1. Couching – Not the embroidery tactic either, I would have that removed first. Couching is what Daddy wants to do after a long day at the office (after play time of course). Couching most likely involves watching sports or wrestling.

2. DisPinterested – A word to express a Man’s feelings towards Pinterest. Nuff Said.

3. Gameril – A medication, to be invented at a later date, to help men deal with an unexpected extended absence from the ability to play video games.

4. Man-O-Tron – {Multiple Meanings} a) used to describe a man who uses his ability to see things that only other men can see without actually looking directly at the object eg. Dude, you went so Man-O-Tron back there. b) a fictional robot that does a man’s chores for him. c) the nerdy awesome user name all men fight over in video game forums.

5. Bearpunch – A slang term to remind men what to do if they find themselves face to face with a bear or larger man.

I have submitted my list to the fine folks at the Concise Oxford English Dictionary and hope to hear back soon.

In the meantime, I hope my message is clear. I encourage all of you to join my efforts to “Give The Boot To The Woot!”

You can join me on Twitter @CanadianDadBlog as I launch my campaign to #BootTheWoot and please feel free to share your #BootTheWoot stories in the comments section!

Help me to build a brighter, Wootless world for our children!

Cheers!

38 replies
  1. jodi shaw
    jodi shaw says:

    I love this post! WOOT WOOT! bhahahahahah
    okay I know I just got fired, and probably turned you into an anger ball, and if you aren’t careful with this you will get pwoned as my son says or fashizzled – whatever that means.

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      LOL, I believe you are looking for Pwned there. I know this because I am a man with the brain of a young boy ;P

      Thanks!!!

      Reply
  2. MommyMatter
    MommyMatter says:

    NO! We can’t boot the woot… Hubby’s marketing business is called WOOT Marketing 🙁 Was the only thing our tiny little minds could think of because, well… we were bored and had to come up with a name and at that time my son said woot, a lot.

    Okay, maybe WOOT could go, would make our name a little more unique 🙂

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Wow! Changing your company name to support my cause would be the ultimate sacrifice, LOL!

      On the other hand, I’d hate to ruin a business….

      Okay, Woot Marketing can stay! 😛

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  3. Bewildered Bug
    Bewildered Bug says:

    I don’t believe it’s in the Oxford dictionary!!!!!!

    I agree with most of this post. I just have one thing to say about it.

    Awesomeness in da houssseee… *woot woot*

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      LOL! I figured I’d be getting a barrage of Woot’s for this one. Eventually some men will visit this site and we will band together in our Growlery’s and come up with a plan!!!

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  4. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    Did someone say Justin Bieber?? OMG woot woot!!!
    okay just kidding, pretty sad when we are including craptastic slang into our formal english dictionary! good luck with Man-o-ton! lol

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Thanks Jen! I have nothing against the Biebs, he seems like a good dude and I’ll probably even read Woot Woot Holla when it comes out!

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  5. Christine
    Christine says:

    Love it! Great post! Dispinterested made me laugh! Okay, I am a little guilty of using “Woot!” as a sound to describe elation! 🙂 Thanks for the Monday morning giggles!

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Thanks Christine! My ongoing battle with figuring out Pinterest led me to that one. Someday we’ll make up. Someday.

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  6. Sweety Darlin'
    Sweety Darlin' says:

    But I love WOOT WOOT! I also love http://www.woot.com! These are important things in my day! I am having a minor panic attack here that there is now a interweb attack on my nerd term. Does this mean I need to bring back “Cool Beans”?

    I am so confused what do I say now!?

    **breathing in a bag**

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Absolutely hilarious that you brought up Cool Beans because it is a topic of a article I am currently working on, LOL!!!

      Reply
  7. Deanna T. (@MapleLeafMommy)
    Deanna T. (@MapleLeafMommy) says:

    I was a bit disturbed when Staycation made the cut last year. Also LOL is in the full Oxford. LOL is NOT a word, it’s a bleeping acronym and a silly one at that. In comparison Woot doesn’t bug me… BUT, losing Growlery, total uncool!

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Seriously, just saying the word Growlery instills a man with a sense of power! Now what do we have?

      And we both agree on Staycation, it’s ridiculous.

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  8. SoberJulie
    SoberJulie says:

    This is great, when we were flipping through TV channels the other night, hubby saw there was a hockey game on and sighed defeatedly. He said “I just lost my man-card…..as he flipped onto a reality show for me”

    Man card. love it

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      The man card is a tricky one to hold on to after marriage and kids. The first time I did a craft, I knew it was slipping. Then the other night, my wife and I watched American Idol, Jersey Shore and some Kardashian show all in a row and I knew it was over…

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  9. Katrina Brady
    Katrina Brady says:

    Okay, I use “woot” too. However, why not put these in the dictionary. Seems kids don’t have to learn how to spell correctly anymore. Might as add made up words as well 🙂

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  10. Brandy Insane Mamacita
    Brandy Insane Mamacita says:

    Aww, I love WOOT. 🙁

    The best word in your list is DisPinterested. Totally should be in the dictionary.

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  11. Gerry
    Gerry says:

    “dispinterested” is only a term for men? What about ladies who do not fall into the 25 to 44 Pinterest user demographic?

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Hmmm, excellent point Gerry! DisPinterested can be a term for all who feel that way! Let’s make it happen at #dispinterested on Twitter! Lol

      Reply
  12. Rita
    Rita says:

    I had no idea that someone else hated that word as much as I do. I hate it so much I refuse to even type it. Bring back Growlery

    Reply

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