Leet for dummies: A short guide to computer slang

Highlight — Leetspeek, or leet, is the computer world’s slang. A short guide to computer slang.

Leet is mostly interesting to linguists. I would strongly suggest any linguist or psycholinguist who is reading these lines to follow and document how leet evolves if this hasn’t been done already. It is an opportunity to watch how a language evolves that is even more unique that watching how a suburb’s slang evolves: With leet, a new slang term can become mainstream in a couple of days — just like a meme in the blogosphere.