Altnernative Alphabet Leet or 1337

Excuse me, do you speak 1337?


According to Wikipedia, Leet or “1337”, also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet for the English language that is used primarily on the Internet. It uses various combinations of ASCII characters to replace Latinate letters. For example, leet spellings of the word leet include 1337 and l33t; eleet may be spelled 31337 or 3l33t.

l33t 5p34k is a common language used among gamers with the goal to make it hard to read except for the elite. It was initially developed as a way to encode text so that messages could only be read by the initiated. The language was later developed to include intentional misspellings, phonetic spelling, and new words.

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