It seems there are many people out there today who feel the need to make it near impossible to read their writings. They use terms like h4xxor or “All your systems are belong to us” or whatever the method of simply capitalizing every other letter. The bottom line is it’s just annoying and shows how the our society has simply regressed into a state of complete and utter ignorance.
Children and Adults today just seem to think it’s “leet” (short for elite) to show how they have no concept of the written word, simple language mechanics, courtesy, and etiquette. I just can’t seem to understand how something like this has simply come into style. I understand how certain individuals have to act tough to gain ” ‘spect ” (short for respect) or how acting like a total thug will allow them to gain “street cred” or whatever it is they call it these days. I just don’t seem to understand the psychology (or is it sociology) of “leet speak”. It just seems pointless and idiotic.
Maybe someone can explain it to me? I just can’t seem to grasp how acting like you have no grasp of the written or spoken language is a good thing.
2 thoughts on “Leet Speak; Pure Ignorance.”
Gee John, you are one angry Chinaman 🙂
In the “olden days” it was the same in reverse. People liked to show off with their correct use of prose and grasp of the english language to make themselves “elite” from the lesser educated. A class thing.
It’s a generation thing rather than a social thing I think. The Queens English is still out there and in good shape. Apart from you bloody Americans with your favor, zuchini amd fawcetts.
Its Favour, Egg Plant ant Tap ffs. Oh, and Jesus was not a Mexican……
In the mother country, we smite people gingerly with a cricket bat that say “lol”
Leet is used to exclude noobs in or on a certain system, not to prove that you’re a thug or something.