wota
 n.— «My informant explained that wota—which is pronounced “oh-tah”—are an offshoot branch of Japan’s hobby-obsessed tribe of introverts known as otaku. While regular otaku seek out anime figurines and high-tech gizmos, the infatuation of the nation’s estimated tens of thousands of wota is for girl idols—particularly the pop group Morning Musume.…To distinguish themselves from run-of-the-mill otaku—computer geeks, anime freaks and the like—wota chopped off the “-ku” at the end of the word and, with a touch of playfulness, slapped on a “w” up front. (Typing “wo” on a Japanese computer keyboard renders a kana syllable pronounced “oh.”)» —“Wota lota love” by Eric Prideaux Japan Times Jan. 16, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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