An "l33t" person is an american teenager that gets picked on at school.
They use spare time to "own" people (similar to the way they get "owned") in words on the internet.
This usually takes place on forums (message boards), internet multiplayer games and IM (mostly IRC).
They usually **sound** tough, but you should re-read what they typed, as its usually calling someone a pussy (or something similar) ON A GAME.
Their weakness usually shows when you respond with something todo with the real world, eg: school, money, looks, girlfriend etc. Expect a "shut up" or no reponse (or leaving the online game).
l33t : haha, pwn3d!
reply: not as much as you, sunday today...school tomorrow!
As the Internet was coming into its own, during the early 1980s, hackers that didn't want their websites, newsgroups, etc, to be picked up in a simple keyword search began using numbers to replace certain letters (mostly vowels) such as A = 4 or E = 3.more...
At this point, l33t speak was only known to a select few and only used when necessary. However, in 1994, id Software began to add Internet connectivity to Doom and Doom II, leading to a revolution in PC gaming and also to the rise of l33t speak.
As with any type of competition, 'smack' talk became prevalent in online gaming. Phrases such as 'I am elite' became common place, and somewhere down the line l33t speak crept in, reforming the phrase into '1 4m 3l1t3' in order to demonstrate that the speaker was a hacker and someone to be feared. It was further exaggerated by purposeful bad spelling and eventually wound up as something like this, '1 4m 3l33t!' and simplified to, '1 4m 133t'. Hence the name 'l33t speak'.
l33t speak was still relatively unknown to the Internet masses at this point. It had almost disappeared from gaming entirely. However, a very popular web comic called Megatokyo brought l33t speak into mainstream with its infamous speak l33t? comic. These days l33t speak is very well known to the hardcore Internet community (especially gamers).
As you've already seen, basic l33t is just replacing vowels with numbers:
A = 4
E = 3
I = 1
O = 0
However l33t is a very flexible 'language' and you can go f...
Hacker slang for "Elite" shortened to "LEET" from "31337" wich is actually "ELITE".
That is some l33t r00tin you h4x0r!
133t or |337 is an online language mostly used by computer geeks. it changes letters of words into numbers or characters that look the like the letter. for example.
"i am speaking leet" would be translated into "1 4m 5p34k1n6 |337", or in 'uber leet' "1 @|\/| $|*3@|<1|\|6 |33+"
uber leet is much more complicated and is used by leet ha><orz.
Bill: Leet speak is for geeks.
Geek: wh47 4r3 y0u 74|k1n6 4b0u7 n00b, |337 5p34k 15 7h3 c00|357 7h1n6 3v3r. 17 0wn5 4nd y0u 5uck. 1 4m 4 |337 h4x0r.
A language started by haxors
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
4 |3 C |) 3 |= 6 |-| 1 _| |< |_ |\/| || 0 |> Q |2 5 7 |_| \/ |/| >< `/ Z
EX) 1|= `/0|_| C4|| |234|) 7|-|15, `/0|_| |234|_|_`/ ||33|) 70 637 |_41|)
The above is l33t
adj.- In gaming, a term to describe one with a great deal of skill, or to describe incredibly advanced technology. One who is l33t is the opposite of being a noob. L33tness is relative but usually comes with experience and skill (or upgraded hardware for better gaming speed and performance).
Dude, my computer is l33t! It has the newest graphics card and 5 gigabytes of RAM.
Haha! My l33tness will always pwn your noob ass.
Form of language typically used by nerds, hackers, and people who game online. People who use this language usually think they are better than you, and are arrogant. However in reality, most of these people do not succeed in actually person to person interactions, which causes them to stay inside and online.
1 4m t3H 133T h4><04z! pH334 m3 n00bs!
l33t can either be used to refer to a type of internet speech called "l33t sp34k" or to refer to something as being cool
Hannah is not l33t because she is a lamo that doesnt know what l33t is...