] While it's important to respect your children's privacy,
] understanding what your teenager's online slang means and
] how to decipher it is important as you help guide their
] online experience. While it has many nicknames,
] information-age slang is commonly referred to as
] leetspeek, or leet for short.
] It's important to remember that the leetspeek community
] encourages new forms and awards individual creativity,
] resulting in a dynamic written language that eludes
] conformity or consistency.
Microsoft at their most transparently self serving:
] Their use could be an indicator that your teenager is
] involved in the theft of intellectual property, particularly
] licensed software.
Microsoft guide to l33t speak.