leet

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leet

1 English history
1. a special kind of manorial court that some lords were entitled to hold
2. the jurisdiction of this court

leet

2
Scot a list of candidates for an office

leet

leetspeak

A form of geek spelling, in which letters are substituted with the digit that looks most like it. For example, "3" for "E" and "4" for "A." In leetspeak, the word leetspeak is "13375p34k." Also called "hakspeak," leetspeak was first used to fool spam filters, text scanning and search systems. The word "d00d" is leet spelling for "dood," emphasizing the "oo" sound in "dude." Likewise, "newbie" is shortened to "noob" and "n00b."

Leetspeak is Not an Acronym
Coined from "elite speak," leetspeak is not "digispeak" or "geekspeak," which refer to acronyms such as IMHO for "in my humble opinion." See digispeak.


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Submit a proposal comparing your l33t skillz to those of the other guy, who's a complete newb.
If you are older than fifteen and only use your computer for e-mail and balancing your checkbook, or--quel horreur--have no computer at all, then you probably aren't familiar with the preferred online communication style of online gaming geeks, hacker wannabees, and adolescent chatroom denizens: l33t, pronounced "leet."
One of the wonderful things about videogames and the videogame culture is being able to engage in "l33t speak," or gamer talk, which is the D/discourse that gamers use in and around their game play.