language constantly evolves

so, you'll recall that The Teen dubbed me a leet?
well, it turns out that I spelt (spelled?) it incorrectly "leet" is actually spelled (spelt?) 1337; other words that the various teens use betwixt and between each other sound like "owned", "noob" and "poned" and this wonderful article explains the lot

(not that I expect you to read it, after all what interest do people of our age *coughs and splutters* have in the various vagaries of teh net. . .)

9 comments:

Dave said...

Doesn't it take longer to get a number by text than a letter? Still, what would I know?

I, Like The View said...

eh?

Dave said...

txt spk is supposed to be quicker to type. Every mobile I've had it would be quicker to type leet than 1337.

mig said...

!

I seem to recall a recent discussion (here?) about what the major international language would be, eventually.
perhaps it's already arrived? Er, ^rr1v0rz'd?
I see wikipedia politely translates OMFG as OMG.
Anyway, it's now clear that the Teen was indeed complimenting you.

uber swootici wv there.

dinahmow said...

I am migzd.(migzord?)
Is there a de-leet button, pls?

ziGGi said...

I've a teen but that seems to have passed her by, either that or she doesn't bother me with it knowing I wouldn't understand!

Christopher said...

I remember a certain similarly misplaced fascination with calculators e.g. by entering 71077345 and turning it upside down. But what would I know? I can't even recognise Gertrude Jekyll.

Mel said...

Omg.

Ever find yourself writing a letter/typing a document and thinking in terms of how you'd write/type online?

I do.
Seems strange to pen LOL-- Probably oughta, huh?

Spadoman said...

Is that like H E double hockey sticks?