Microsoft’s guide to leetspeek

Thursday 17 February 2005

In an attempt to help parents feel more at ease with their children’s online computer use, Microsoft has produced A parent’s primer to computer slang, wherein the intricacies of l33t are explained. There’s something unsettling about seeing intentionally edgy computer slang described in such staid terms:

Rules of grammar are rarely obeyed. Many leetspeekers will capitalize every letter except for vowels (LiKe THiS) and otherwise reject conventional English style and grammar.



Oh man that is too funny.

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