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Allen Williams
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I just got through reading the UseRealWords article, and have no idea what "h4x0r353" means, and, since Google didn't turn up but two articles (one was the JavaRanch reference and the other was a dead link), I'm now wildly curious. What does this mean?
 
David O'Meara
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So called 'cool people' aka '12 year olds' sometimes talk in 'l33t speek', which is just a way of making it harder to understand each other. Swap E for 3 (cos they look similar, 4's and A's, 1's and L's or i's and provide a few more steps like typing errors and abbreviations to make yourself misunderstood at every opportunity.

Hance the reason we discourage it on a teaching site

h4x0r353 == hackerese, or the language of Hackers^H^H^H^H^H^H^H 12 year olds who just discovered this internet thing.
 
David O'Meara
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Oh, and 5's look like S's
so Hackerese -> haxorese (speak impediment) -> h4x0r353 (garbage fingers)

I'm not telling you what the zero represents. This exercise it left to the reader. I had something else to mention but now I forget and the topic isn't that interesting anyway
 
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i'm not sure if there is a significant difference between h4x0r353 and 1337 speak, but this article may help as well.
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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some more terms:
because -> 'cause -> cos -> cuz
come -> com -> cum
and we probably can add as a specific dialect among beginning programmers: question -> doubt
 
Gregg Bolinger
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question -> doubt is a cultural/language thing, not a newbie thing. This was discussed in MD at one point, but I can't find the thread yet...
[ September 05, 2006: Message edited by: Gregg Bolinger ]
 
Ben Souther
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Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
question -> doubt is a cultural/language thing, not a newbie thing. This was discussed in MD at one point, but I can't find the thread yet...

http://www.coderanch.com/t/41434/md

In it, some people showed a needlessly aggressive attitude towards beginning English speakers. Let's not go there again.
[ September 05, 2006: Message edited by: Ben Souther ]
 
Jeroen T Wenting
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nothing wrong with beginning speakers, but there is a group who are certainly not beginners yet refuse to use (or learn to use) normal English vocabulary.
That's no different from 1337 zp33k.
 
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