Okay, 1337 is a good subject to talk about. The first thing I would like to clear up is that chatspeak and 1337 are NOT the same thing. Some lazy morons merge 1337 and chatspeak together, soon creating the popular belief that 1337 and chatspeak are the same thing.
Okay, so what /is/ 1337 in the first place? 1337 means Elite. The point of 1337 is to replace all the letters with symbols, and is quite fun to play with. 1337 was first created by some people would wanted to talk in a forum without any outsiders barging in. Some outsiders may have figured out the language and started using it as well. Eventually, 1337 became famous all over the internet. The original use of 1337 is hardly practiced any more, but it survives because many of peope use it for fun.
It takes a long time to translate between regular English and 1337 even if you know all 26 1337 secrets, unless you're very skilled at it.
Here are the 26 1337 secrets.
A = 4
B = |3
C = (
D = |)
E = 3
F = |=
G = 6
H = |-|
I = |
J = 9
K = |<
L = 1
M = |v|
N = |/| (It is backwards because the frontslash under the backspace key is famous for not showing up on many websites.)
O = 0 (zero)
P = |*
Q = 0,
R = |2
S = 5
T = 7
U = |_|
V = |/
W = |/|/
X = >< (Is normal in words like |-|4x0|2)
Y = `/
Z = 2
S0m3 p30ple 4r3 700 l4zy 70 wri73 7hin65 in fu11 1337, r3su17ing in a 53n73nc3 1ik3 7hi5.
If you wrote this sentence in 1337 speak, it would look like this:
||= `/0|_| |/|/|2073 7|5 53|/|73|/|(3 ||/| 1337, |7 |/|/0|_|1|) 100|< 1||<3 7|-||5.
A. A tall, thin cylindrical object usually made of metal or wood. It is either for holding up flags, or dancing.
B. Someone who was born in Poland. The Polish word is actually Polak (males) or Polka (females). The term does not apply to people who have Polak parents, but born in America, like me.
Artur: I shall now randomly dance with this pole!
Wojciech: But we're supposed to take the flag down!
Artur: Who cares about the damn flag? It's a pole!
Wojciech: My eyes! Dx
Artur: Hold on, aren't we Polish? But since we're in America, shouldn't you change your name and I put the h in mine?
Wojciech: I LIKE my name, thank you very much. >> I don't feel like swapping it for one of thost crappy "American" names.
Bullshit is what one would call something that isn't true or he doesn't agree with. Bullshit and Shit do not mean the same thing.
Shit is what one would say when an event does not work out for him/her. For example , "The illegal bubbling concoction exploded, causing Dr. Granstein to rip off his tie and scream, 'SHIT!! I DID IT AGAIN!'"
Galileo: The Earth travels around the sun!
Church: Bullshit! The Earth is at the center of everything, and everything else revolves around it!
Galileo: Watch as centuries later, my fact becomes utter truth.
Church: You have the devil in you because you spoke ill of the earth! Go fuck yourself in jail!