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    Wh3r3 d1d 7h15 57r4ng3 h4ck3r l4ngu4g3 c0m3 fr0m?

    Where did this very bizzare form of the English language come from?

    Just wondering because it seems like a completely idiotic way to have a conversation.

    I've found lots of Hax0r dictionaries and brief explanations but no real answer to:

    #1 Where did it come from? (aside from the obvious)
    #2 What's the point?
    When in danger or in doubt run in circles scream and shout.

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    This is actually called 'Leet-Speak' and you'll find all the answers to your question to here: http://jargon.watson-net.com/section...eet-speak.html

    = Cheers, jag291 =

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    This isn't a really in depth article or anything, but it made me giggle...I just put 1337 speak into google and got about a million hits, so it shouldn't be too hard to find out what you're looking for.

    1337 Speak for Dummies
    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

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    Originally posted here by debwalin
    This isn't a really in depth article or anything, but it made me giggle...I just put 1337 speak into google and got about a million hits, so it shouldn't be too hard to find out what you're looking for.

    1337 Speak for Dummies
    Thanks! That was perfect. It's all in the search string. I never thought to google up "1337 Speak."
    -Kino
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    Haha, I may not be good at a lot of things, but I rock at searching for stuff on Google. Glad you found what you wanted!
    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

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    I think it was created by someone who wanted to be different and felt that using letters was getting kinda boring so they started using numbers.

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