Monday, September 11, 2006

Speak l33t?

l33t (pronounced leet) is a unique internet language that cannot truly be spoken out loud or can be written effectively. It is yet a creative hacker-speak which gaming freaks most commonly used and made popular. l33t speak was relatively unknown to the internet massed till the very popular web comin Megatokyo brought the l33t speak into mainstream.

As you've already seen, basic l33t is just replacing vowels with numbers:

  • A = 4
  • E = 3
  • I = 1
  • O = 0

l33t is a very flexible 'language' and you can go from this very basic
l33t, to ultra 1337 by being creative; a few examples:

  • O = ()
  • U = |_|
  • T = 7
  • D = |)
  • W = \/\/
  • S = $

is no agreed-upon way to write l33t, so it's up to you whether or not
to go with light l33t, medium 1337, hard |_337 or even ultra |_33¯|¯.
In this entry, 'l33t' is used except when referring to medium, hard or
ultra '1337'.

For more information see l33t

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