Origins of “l33t-sp34k”

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Leet (or 1337) is a linguistic phenomenon associated with the underground culture centered around telecommunications, manifested primarily on the Internet. Leet is characterized by the corruption or modification of written text. For example, the term “leet” itself is often written “l33t”, “1337” or less commonly, ieet. Such corruptions are frequently referred to as “Leetspeak” or “L33t5p34k,” etc

[tags]Leet, l33t, hax0r[/tags]