Monday, 14 November 2005

"Delete the Elite" - Lawless Solidarity, 2000

Ever heard of "leet"...or "leetspeak"?

I hadn't until today. I just happened to run across the term reading some news headlines first thing this morning.

"Leet" is apparently slang for the word elite...and "leetspeak" is the very cool language that young people are using on the internet these days. Pre-teens and teenagers have always wanted language of their own, of course, and the fact that a new internet language has developed is no surprise. The catch here, though, is that parents need to be careful that the leetspeak their kids are using isn't disguising foolhardly (or even worse...) activities on the web.

I just did a Google search for the word leet and got a grand total of 3,360,000 entries presented to me!
Here's an interesting one, for those of us who are behind the times! (I'm even farther behind than I realized...that article is dated January 2003! Yikes...!) Here's another one from Bill Gates Inc....this one a guide for parents.

Also, if you're interested in a
translation device, try this one.

H0p3 4 0f y0u "0rd C33ry" r34d3r5 h4v3 4 600d d4y!


Janet


PS. By the way, I was not able to come up with today's song title without some "search" help from Amazon.com!

2 Comments:

At 16 November, 2005 12:41 , Anonymous Howard said...

H0p3 y0u h4v3 4 600d d4y 700, J4n37!

 
At 17 November, 2005 12:15 , Blogger Janet said...

VERY good, Howard -- thanks!

Janet

 

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