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- n. Alternative spelling of leetspeak.
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The result is hilarious, but you really out to know a thing or two about l33tspeak and online role playing games.
Some names in synthetic worlds serve as unintentional signalling devices: names which are unironically l33tspeak or names with slight alternative spellings derived from major cultural sources for MMOGs such as Legolas or Gandalf are to me the equivalent of bright-red colors on a poisonous animal, or spines on a porcupine.
It was born as part of l33tspeak, more conventionally spelled leetspeak.
He is utterly without social grace, has a difficult time relating to the world in anything but video game terms, uses l33tspeak in highly inappropriate situations, and fails to understand why his level of respect in cyberspace doesn't translate to meatspace.