of typing that
uses numbers and symbols to replace letters, and many misspellings. The name is a bastardization
of "elite speak", as it was originally popularized
to "look cool" and seperate one from word=noobnoobs/word
Examples of such
replacements used in leetspeak are: 1's or |'s for l's and/or i's, 5's or z's for s's, @'s or 4's for a's, \/\/'s for w's, etc. People who use l33tspeak
usually have their
own form, using their
own combinations of replacements and misspellings.
A popular form of l33tsp33k uses random
capitalizations of letters that are not (or cannot be, in some cases) replaced.
Nowadays computer geeks, and those
much of their
day in word=chat room
will use intermittent
l33tsp33k to joke around with one another; true l33tsp33kers are rarely seen around the internet anymore.