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Speaking in ways commonly used to converse in text on the internet.

Including but not limited to; the (often unnecessary) abbreviation of words, acronyms special characters (@,~), numbers (l33tsp33k), *actions*, /me command, "ooc" and other RP references, emotes, ASCII, Real or Pseudo Programming Code, and HTML tags

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> >_<
by Depherios November 15, 2003
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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.
by Anonymous March 06, 2005
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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.
by Yonnie October 24, 2004
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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!
by Yula May 19, 2005
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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.
by Not Another Teen Trend May 27, 2003
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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.
by Cassidy Peterson January 20, 2004
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