Saturday, January 16, 2010

Super-Awsome Find of the Week, installment 3

Much like last week's super-awesome find, this week's find has something to do with William "My Friends Call Me Bill" Shakespeare. Allow me to direct you to Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1.

my well-read copy of Hamlet
Now, some of you may be familiar with this scene, as it is here where Hamlet delivers his ever-so-famous-but-yet-oft-times-misinterpreted "To be or not to be" monologue. I, however, would like to call your attention to this scene for a different reason. Take a look at line 259:

Did you catch that? (If not, perhaps you are not caught up in your nerd-lingo.)

Though there are many theories as to the origin of the word "woot", I think it is pretty cut and dry here—clearly, Shakespeare invented it 410 years ago.

w00t indeed, Bill.


lexi said...

haha woot :P thats clever