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Old 12-08-2005, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Blunt Smoker421 is my gamertag. They wouldn't let me have my original Blunt Smoker420 tag back, sons a bitches. They said once an account has been cancelled, you can never get that name back.
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Blunt Smoker421 is my gamertag. They wouldn't let me have my original Blunt Smoker420 tag back, sons a bitches. They said once an account has been cancelled, you can never get that name back.
didn't think of going with Blunt Smoker42O(letter 0) or are you to |_337 for that?
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I didn't want too. It looks weird.

And I am really falling back on my internet lingo. What the hell is L337?
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omg n00b

but seriously. pretend you never heard of 1337. it has no value whatsoever
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet

Leet, usually written as "1337" in Leetspeak, is an online culture and/or attitude, as well as a language code, among the Internet population. The word itself is derived phonetically from the word "elite", and is a cipher, or cryptic form of spelling replacing letters with numbers, symbols, and other letters that look or sound alike. Leetspeak was first used on Bulletin Board Systems, and then later adopted by users of Online Multiplayer Games and other Internet communities.

Spelling variation does not always follow a set convention. The same word may be spelled differently by different people, or even by the same person to confuse others even more. This is symptomatic of the desire or affected desire to elude comprehension by others unfamiliar with the foreign art form.

Many consider it a pointless affectation, and as it has become widely used it is less useful as a way of showing membership of an "elite" group. It is nonetheless a cultural phenomenon well-known amongst hackers and many other Internet users, especially gamers.

The term Leet is derived from the word elite. Leet can be either pronounced as "Leet" (monosyllabic - rhymes with "feet" IPA /liːt/) or by pronouncing the L separate from the rest of the word ("el eat" (elite)", IPA /ɛliːt/). Leetspeak is a form of written slang or street talk for the information highway. It is sometimes used to create group identity and to obscure meaning from outsiders, especially newbies. It also establishes a hierarchy, as more complex forms of Leetspeak are increasingly unreadable to the untrained eye. Consider the phrase "PHr3Ku3N7ly H4s|{3d K0o£St330nZ!" It translates to "frequently asked questions". Note the extraneous h in front of asked and the construction "-teeonz" as meaning "-tions". Simple forms of Leetspeak have become rather mainstream, as employees use the alternative spellings to circumvent their companies' mail filters designed to censor coarse language and other objectionable content. Leetspeak can also be used to disguise text within the object code of a program because it looks very much like binary data when viewed in a text editor.

One probable explanation of its origin is from bulletin board systems (BBSs) in the 1980s and early 1990s. It started with people trying to talk about illegal or otherwise questionable activities, such as software piracy, that some BBS operators did not want to be discussed or carried out via their systems. The operators would filter out certain words or ban people who used them. Most notably the word "hacker" was a common banned word.

Rather than stop talking about these topics, some BBS users would simply use variations on the words, for example "hacker" could be replaced by "hack0r", "h4cker", "h4x0r", "haxx0r" or even "h4xx0r". These variants could be banned too, to which the response was to change the word more and more until it was barely recognizable ("h4x0r", "|-|4><()|2"). Eventually the BBS operators realized that there was no way of banning words in a polymorphic language like Leet and gave up.

This later turned into a condition where having "elite" status on a BBS allowed a user access to file areas, games, and special chat rooms, often including archives of pirated software, pornography, and text files of dubious quality documenting topics such as how to construct explosives and manufacture illegal drugs. Some people think that Leetspeak or hakspek that shortens text may have been developed to decrease bandwidth usage before the bandwidth explosion of the 1990s, but this is most likely not the case, as such methods would have had extremely minimal effect on actual bandwidth usage.

Something like Leetspeak has regained some popularity in SMS (Short Message Service) media, which often have severe length restrictions and originally required many key presses to spell out words correctly. More recently, Leet has re-entered the mainstream thanks to its use on various popular websites such as blogs, webcomics and forums and its widespread use on IRC. As an example of this mainstreaming, Sears introduced the "HE4T" model of Kenmore clothes-washer and dryer, in late 2004. People who enjoy irony sometimes use Leetspeak to bring attention to "secrets" they believe no one actually cares about, to joke, or emphasize a nuance. The irony is that now the major use of Leetspeak on the Internet is as an in-joke between computer geeks, as genuine usage has steadily declined.

Websites exist that are written entirely in Leetspeak. There are also converter programs which automatically convert ordinary English text into leet, at varying levels of complexity and there is even a variant of Google in the dialect [1].

Leet is also used by crackers and authors of viruses. The widespread backdoor program Back Orifice used port number 31337 (ELEET) to gain access to unsecured Windows computers.

Leet can also be seen leaking into more popular culture. For example, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim (a period of less-juvenile cartoons such as Family Guy and Sealab 2021, played late at night), which displays black screens with white text that update viewers as to schedule and provide entertainment, has used phrases like 'h4h4, we 0w|\|3d j00!' ("Haha, we owned you!") after a 'prank' was pulled. Bowie, also known as Pouvi or BowieTheGrape, has also a large variety of his own leetwords, and in the "leetcommunity" he is known as Bowie The Cowboy.

Phonetic spellings

There are many incarnations of leet, and it is continuously evolving as more people add to it, and thus, a single word can be "spelt" in many different ways. For example, "phonetic" could be |>|-|0n371<, p|-|0|\|3+1|<, |>h0|\|371<, ph0n371k.

Some common spellings:

* "jaja" for "haha" from the Spanish j pronounced like an English h
o "keke" can also be used, commonly associated with gamers in Asian countries, sounding like an english keykey
* "d00d" for "dude"
* "joo" for "you", also written as "j00" or "_|00"
* "ph" for "f", as in "phear" for "fear" ("ph34r my/m13 m4d skillz") and vice versa, such as spelling "phonetic" as "f0|\|371("

Note that in "true" leet, the following are considered improper. They are seen more as IM lingo or AOLese.

* "kewl" or "kwel" or "ku" or "ql" for "cool"
* "lol" or "rofl" which mean "laughing out loud" or "rolling on the floor laughing"
* "r" for "are", "m" for "am", "y" for "why", "d" for "the", "b" for "be", "c" for "see", "u" for "you" (giving the common "c u" for "see you")
* "2" for "to" or "too", "4" for "for" (but note "4" can also represent an "A" in proper 1337)
* "ne" for "any", "ne1" for "anyone"
* "u 1 2" for "you want to" ("icq"="i seek you" style)
* "nite" for "night"
* "10x" for "thanks"
* "aight" for "all right"
* "iono" for "I don't know"

Frequent misspellings

Frequently, common typing errors are also absorbed into leet. Transposition of adjacent characters is a common construction (make->maek, you->yuo). Other common misspellings now standard in leet are:

* "evar" for "ever." This is usually used in the phrase "Worst. <something>. Evar!!!!111!!!!eleve ntyone!!!" e.g. "Worst. Game. Evar." This construct is largely credited as a reference to phrase oft uttered by The Comic Book Guy, a recurring character on The Simpsons.
* German "ist" for "is", often used with word "death". For example, "mp3 ist death."
* "pwn" or "pwned" for "own" or "owned". This originates from the 'P' key on a QWERTY keyboard being immediately beside the 'o' key and pressed by the less-than-nimble pinky (little) finger.
o Alternate Explanation: pwned is derived from player-owned, ie one player killing another in a multiplayer game; typically associated with FPS games.
o "pwned" also has further corrupted forms, including "pwnt" and "pwnd".
* "smrt" or "samrt" for "smart" (The former may also be an intentional reference to an episode of The Simpsons in which Homer misspells smart in song whilst burning his high school diploma: "I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!")
* "teh" or "t3h" for "the". "Teh" is the seminal and ubiquitous example of the leet letter-transposition construction of words. Also, "teh" can have a different grammatical function than "the", in that it can convert a following word into a noun (e.g. "I am teh r0xx0r.")
* "lozls" or "lzols" as an alternate for lolz. The migration of the "z" as letters tend to commonly move around in 1337 just goes to show both the instability of the pinky (little) finger and also typing too fast for your own good.
* "gom" for "omg" for "oh my god/gosh!". Originating from gomgomgom in which the user moved the last g to the beginning.

As with most alternate leet spellings or grammar, inclusion in a sentence is done on purpose, in order to lighten the mood, strengthen a point, or convey a sense of irony, depending on the context.
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Use of age

Many times, a verb will be changed into a noun simply by adding 'age' in addition to adding 'ness' to the end of a verb, such as 'speak' becoming 'speakage' or leet becoming leetness, as in 1 k//0w 1337//355 5p34k4g3 or h15 pwn4g3 sh00d b3 ph33r3d.

After use of this started up, some users changed their words from a verb to a noun form, then used it as it a verb again, such as h3 pwn4g3d m3.
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Over-exclamation

Another common feature of Leet is over-exclamation, where a sentence is postfixed with many exclamation marks: pHu><x0|2z j00 L4yMUr!!!!!!!!!!

In some cases, because the exclamation symbol (!) resides on the same key as the number one ("1"), over-exclamation can be accidentally typed with extraneous digits, owing to the excitement of the typist: y0 d00d th1s 5h1zZ47 R0Xx0rzZ!!!!!11. This was especially likely in the context of online multiplayer games, such as Quake and Runescape.

Additionally, the adjacent ~ (tilde) and @ keys may be used in this fashion: t3h leik this OwNz!!11!?!??!@!!??? ?//1!!~~ Some users have adopted this and include it deliberately.

A growing phenomenon is deliberately typing the word "one": pwnz0r3d!!!!!11oneon eone, and deliberately typing the words "exclamation mark", as in the next example. In some cases, this has been purposely exaggerated for comic effect, for example, L0l!!!11!eleventy-one1!1!11one1!!!excl amationmark!!11oneon e!1. It can also be used to poke fun at users of AOL speak, and other "lesser" cultures. Note that letter-to-number translations tend not to occur within these "oneoneone" blocks.

Another example of accidental misspelling may also be used in this manner, such as "omg!!11oneoneelven" , where elven is the misspelling of eleven. On rare occasions "zOMG!!!!shift+1 !!!" has shown up, where the user is taking it further and typing the keyforms that make up letters.

Even more satirical is the insertion of non-one numbers into a phrase as well as improper acronym usage in a humorous way, such as "OMGBRBBBQ!!11!11FOR TY-TWO!!111!!17!1NINE!1 111!1!", where 42 comes in as a joke stemming from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series of novels.

Yet another variation of the use of "one" in over-exclamation satire is the phrase "eleventyone," a reference to the distinctive way hobbits say the number 111 (in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring). Hence "LoL!!!!111eleventyo neone!"

Among the most strained echelons of the over-exclamation, particularly related to the number one, are mathematical formulas which would result in one. Example: OMGWTFBBQ!!1![2+(e^(pi*i))]!1!!uno!!

The trend is not limited to English speakers, and in many forums a mix of English and other languages can be observed, for example the Germish, "OMFG das rockt!!!!1111einsshi fteins".
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Cans of Pwnage

Cans of pwnage is a newly evolving term in 1337speak, which is traditionally used to denote "ownage" or "pwnage" in which the 1337 person (person A) typically pwns the "nubcake" or "nubcaek" (person B). So if person A got a headshot on person B, for example, person A may say something along the lines of "I just open3d a can of pwn4ge on you nubcake," or "Good thing I brought along my cans of pwnage for these nubcakes."

Also used in the phrase "I need to go down to the corner store and buy some more cans of pwnage." Occasionally, when the 1337 speaker feels the need to be extremely 1337, a higher quantity of pwnage is used. For example, if person A just picked up the double damage and killed five players, he might exclaim "ph34r my keg of pwnage, nubcakes!!11" in which "ph34r," "keg of pwnage," "nubcakes," and over-exclamation are all used to heighten the dramatic effect and 1337ness of the speaker. The "keg" of pwnage, rather than merely a "can," especially correlates the effect, and the 1337 pwner feels extremely powerful.
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The Nubcake

A newer phenomenon where a newbie, noob, or nub may be referred to as "nubcake". This is often used in conjunction with the phrase "what do you eat for breakfast, nubcakes?". Nubcake is derived from the term nub, a derogatory form of newbie, and cake, which is probably there to add to the irony. Not much is known of the origin of the "nubcake" except that it is seeing wider use especially in the online gaming world, were those leet speakers who constantly are keeping to date with evolving terms will use this to denegrate the person it is targeted at.

One theory is that 'nubcake' is a derivative of 'fruitcake', a commonly used insult by California teenage males. For more information on the slang usage of fruitcake, see Urbandictionary's entry (as Wikipedia's definition of fruitcake does not mention it).

Nubcake is particularly useful because it serves as a transition between two fairly common things - noobs, and food. Thus, the term "nubcake" can be placed into many existing expressions which involve food, such as "What do you bake for the nubfest? Nubcakes!" or "He must have gormandized several nubcakes before he made that speech, because he sounded like a 1237412|) (retard)."

A further evolution of the phrase is an intentional misspelling (such as "own" becoming "pwn") turning it into "nubcaek"
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Leet as a spoken language

Not much thought is given to leet as a spoken language, for reasons relating to its origins as a sort of evolved form of Internet cipher. While Leet can be pronounced, it rarely occurs outside the media of multiplayer online gaming and IRC. It is not known whether this is because Leet, very uncommonly heard by the human ear outside of individual words which have made their way into the vernacular and slang of our time ("pwned", "roxxed," "haxxor", etc.), produces an unfamiliar and awkward sound for both the speaker and the listener, or whether it is because, for the same reason that abbreviations and ciphers are usually omitted from everyday speech, spoken Leet often takes more time to pronounce and articulate than the original sentence.

There may be people who speak almost entirely in the Leet language with words pronounced as they would be spelt in written Leet, but the only such individuals we know about are fictional (see "Largo", Megatokyo) in media where there is no spoken word (in this case, a comic). It is commonly said (in jest) that if leet speakers met and attempted to communicate by speech, they would have to communicate through subtitles.

Leetspeak is, however, extremely common in high school gamer groups, especially in those who frequently play LAN/online games such as Counter-Strike, Battlefield, Unreal Tournament, Quake, Halo (video game series) and others. Often, those with a reasonable amount of playing experience in any of these games will make fun of "n00bs" by using Leet to intimidate them.

Although, in more "leet" gaming servers, those who start speaking leetspeak are commonly considered "noobs". Often, beginners to a game will see conversation such as those and adapt the dialect, considering themselves "l33t", although that kind of typing often gets them ridiculed.

Rarely, with the introduction of such applications as Teamspeak and general real life meeting of familiar gamers, some have been known to pronounce the more common terms such as "pwn" (pawn, pown, poon, pween, pwown, pa-*wicka*-wown), "own", and "noob" (nub, nüb, noob, newb, naab, nublet, n00blet, nubsicle, n00bsicle, nu6).

Examples in non-gaming groups have been noted, including pronunciation of "teh" in place of the definite article in speech.

Also, a student on a College tournament of television show Jeopardy! once wagered $1337 on the Final Jeopardy question. The news quickly spread to the Internet.
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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do you play halo2 at all
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I know how it is michigan, i used to be masterquief w/ my first xbox and never renewed that account and they wouldn't even let me spell it xmasterquiefx for a new account.
I'll hit you up w/ a friend request though, i got a 360 and am usually playing COD2 and PDZ. I'm also the Hexic champ!!
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I'm pretty sure you can't play xbox games on 360 live.

I used to play HALO 2 on Live, I was head of the Yahooka Clan. I think there was like 7 of us Yahookans who were in it, however, only 2 or 3 of us ever played.

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yeh you can play halo 2 on the 360, i play it every once in awhile, you just gotta have a hard drive.
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yeh you can play halo 2 on the 360, i play it every once in awhile, you just gotta have a hard drive.
I know you can play HALO 2 on the 360. But I don't think you can play HALO 2 on 360 Live, nor any other original XBox game.
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You can play HALO 2 on the 360 on Xbox live along w/ some other games, and more should be compatible in the future, just depends on the developers.
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the ps3 should be out by next christmas, right?

and at this rate, they'll have them in stores before anymore xbox 360's
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