Also known as str33t 1337. In the early days, leet speak was a form of expression to prevent others from understanding certain texts written by crackers
. Over the years, it has become a "hip" way of speaking, and more recently has been adopted by the e-gangsta
community as the ultimate form of language bastardization known to mankind. Street leet is the translation of regular street
language into leet speak
, giving the user a sense that he is not only "gangsta" but also appeals to the nerd-dom
of the internet.
Unfortunately, this is the single hardest language to understand, as street language often uses made-up words or even unrelated words to refer to a specific action or object and leet speak turns this already semi-fictional speech into a combination of letters, numbers and available keyboard symbols to make up the already barely discernable meaning of the text or sentence in question.
"Y() th335 B33Ch b3 al1 up 1n /\/\4h GrI11z, 51pP1N 0N 173 DR-1nK, G!" is an example of Street Leet.