Bouts with 1337-1t15

I have suffered from 1337-1t15 (leet-itis) one major time. It involved the creation of a username (h0ndaphr33k) that I use on other boards. I was in awe with the “language”. Then I came to the SDMB and fixed my ways.

Anyone else?

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…That “a” was supposed to be a cyrillic E sorta thing…

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I first stumbled upon leet in late 1998, in the good ole days of the int@rweb… it was cool, I picked it up almost naturally, soon my sp3ak b3c4me3 a b17 li3k th15.

It was cool, back then you could express j00rs3lf different, but s0()n my language would slip into deep £€37, looking l13k s0//\30n€ |34|2f3/) ÆN @N5! 74bL€ 4££ Øv3r the keyboard.

Tales for the l33t, mmo(rp)gs and the progress of webcomix then made leet from an injoke to a mass phenomenon, and as everything featured in thinkgeek it was l4m3.

I got rid of that habbit, only occasionally using a well placed w00t, roxxor or pwned to make myself understood.

My name is Bubba Ray, and I am a 1337 5p34k3r.

STOP THAT! STOP THAT RIGHT NOW! BAD DOPERS! NO EVIL LEETSPEAK! BAD!!!

:mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
I swear ! It’s like teaching puppies not to do it on the rug! :stuck_out_tongue:

I’ve never been good with languages.

Silly geek languages are even worse.

Or, maybe I’m just jealous of the way leetspeak rolls tripingly off the keyboards of some?

Naaah!!

I for one welcome our new l337 masters :stuck_out_tongue:

For the l337 challenged:

http://home.olemiss.edu/~dpark/l33t.html

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Why did I read this? I now have a headache…

My eyes are tearing up.

I checked, and they haven’t taken over yet. It was a close-up on one of our cameras.

(Takes down “|-|@IL 1337s” sign)

This thread needs a host / hostess pointing out the emergency exits.

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w00t and l33t (and w00tw00tl33tl33tl33tw00t) are worthy, others are unworthy.

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0#, //4i7 - 3y3 did.

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