Digital: Ex Post

February 17, 2005

A parent's primer to computer slang

A parent's primer to computer slang"While it's important to respect your children's privacy, understanding what your teenager's online slang means and how to decipher it is important as you help guide their online experience. While it has many nicknames, information-age slang is commonly referred to as leetspeek, or leet for short. Leet (a vernacular form of "elite") is a specific type of computer slang where a user replaces regular letters with other keyboard characters to form words phonetically—creating the digital equivalent of pig Latin with a twist of hieroglyphics." While funny that somebody wrote a serious article about this, it could be useful for some.

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