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- proper n. Alternative spelling of leetspeak.
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Deep and surprising "origins of leetspeek" Wikipedia article
As for leetspeek, I recall as a kid using my calculator back when a calculator that you could carry in one hand was THE “new” thing! and putting in 71077345 and then turning the calculator upside down to see it says “shelloil”.
someone also said something along the lines of “in the 90′s, before we had leetspeek”
You’ve really started a new leetspeek subgenre in a big way, and its emulation on other sites only confirms its overnight popularity.