A way of quickly writing what you would normally say in an IRC or chat room
'I had to use Netspeak on the chat room because otherwise I wouldnt be able to keep up...'
An easy way to determine the IQ of the person you are talking to over the Internet. See chatspeak
Person 1: howz r u 2day!!!!!!!111
Person 2: IQ is 41.
Speaking in ways commonly used to converse in text on the internet.
Including but not limited to; the (often unnecessary) abbreviation of words, acronym
s special characters (@
), numbers (l33tsp33k
), *actions*, /me
" and other RP
, Real or Pseudo Programming Code, and HTML
The recent popular use of text messaging on cell phones seems to have made the shortening of words much more common than ever before.
Also: netspeek, netsp33k, n37sp33k, and other variations.
/me runs r0uNd scr33ming ooc "I R 1337~!" ^_^ </st00pid> >_<
A sure sign of stupidity.
OMG!!!1 UR so kewl! LOLOL!!!!!!1
Otherwise known as chatspeak
, a process of shortening words and replacing letters with different letters and/or symbols to supposedly make the typing process shorter. Lacks proper punctuation and capitalization. Hard to understand and a sign of idiocy when used heavily, but sometimes useful when in a hurry or text messaging.
Stupid: LYKE ONG!!!ONEONE11!!
i g2g to da stor 2day c ya l8er LOLZ
i @m 5o 1337 i pwn joo
Useful: Uh oh, I have to go answer the phone. BRB.
What incoherent morons overuse because they're too idiotic to type a few extra letters.
People who 'type lyke dis' should die because 'lyke' isn't even shorthand.
A total waste of time.
Hard to read, write and understand.
LyKe oMgZZZZzzzxxzxzzz!!78!!11seven#696@@!!! im guna c britny spears tonite!!!868!*6283!!1111!!eight and a half!!1111!!!!1 im lyKe So0o0o exiTd!1@@!!11shit!22!
Making a typo
on purpose or else ignoring the rules of grammar and spelling completely
Person A) U R teh best man!
Person B) Don't you mean "YOU ARE THE best, man"?
Person A) That's what I just SAID. DUH.