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reitsma
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: the smaller bedroom
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 02-23-2005 00:28

Is your child abandoning all concern for spelling and grammar?

Have their emoticon usage habits changed to the bizzare use of numbers in words?

Is your child just trying to be "kewl", or could they actually be involved in "warez", "pr0n", and "splo1tz"?

Microsoft to the rescue!

asptamer
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: The Lair
Insane since: Apr 2003

posted posted 02-23-2005 02:38
quote:
The suffix "0rz" is often appended to words for emphasis or to make them plural.For example, "h4xx0rz," "sk1llz0rz," and "pwnz0rz," are plural or modified versions (for emphasis) of hacks, skills, and owns, depending on the context.


ROFLMAO... cant believe microshaft actually wrote this

xcFeRiNiZeDcc
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: U.S.
Insane since: Jan 2004

posted posted 02-23-2005 05:15

That's ridiculous, hah.

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 02-23-2005 05:35

... oh my goodness.

As I recall, there was a BBC story years back that was basically the same (and, in fact, blamed the webcomic MegaTokyo for 1337's resurgence in recent years).

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Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 02-23-2005 18:11

"Was This Information Useful?"
Yes, now I can see what my children are doing and smack them over the head untill they cop on to how sad they're being.
That whole leet crap, I remember once ages ago I was laughing at something like realultimatepower.net or somesite with it all over the place as a joke, and a friend said "That stuff used to be cool", when was this considered cool?? Has it not always been a joke and a joke on those who use it?? When sites used to get hacked and were left with some crap written in leet, was that not a joke? like to make it look like it was done by 12 year olds?

.. and pwnd isnt part of it at all afaik. Thats like a new generation of crap spawned(or spwnd ..) from quick scrambled typing in games etc..

And the whole capitals/lowercase thing, isnt that like so it looks like code (e.g function GoFastMegaCheese()) And then some tools thought it would be great to do it everywhere ?

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 02-23-2005 19:09

dizz izz hil4rI00z

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