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1337

1337

Date: May 09 2008

Themes: Hobbies, How To, Tech

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Hai, how r u? Wat? U can7 read th1s? LOL!

If you can read the line above, you are 1337. “1337” is pronounced “leet” and it refers to the word “elite.” The unusual spelling comes from the fact that the digits in the number “1337” resemble the letters that spell “leet,” and those who can understand this sort of writing (which is common on the Internet) are supposedly “elite” computer users.

Or complete nerds.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Mason

Mason

Jason

Jason

Mason:  I got an email from a friend of mine the other day.

Jason:  Yeah.

Mason:  And every time he signs it, he says “w00t” at the end.

Jason:  With the zeros?

Mason:  Yeah yeah.

Jason:  It’s 1337!

Mason:  Dude, it’s totally 1337. I…How did you…What got you into that?

Jason:  I might have a hobby of pwning n00bs from time to time. I’ll log on to some games maybe and when you’re chatting it makes you seem tough in a video game if you just throw in some letters that are actually numbers.

Mason:  And that’s so funny because I heard the myth is that the whole way of speech basically came about from doing typos because you’re playing a game and you can’t see what you’re doing.

Jason:  Totally. “The” is “teh” just because of a typo and stuff like that.

Mason:  Yeah. But it’s so weird and it’s so totally impractical.

Jason:  It’s a code now. But it is totally impractical. It takes forever to type it out.

Mason:  The first time I ever saw it, I was like, “What’s going on?”

Jason:  I can’t decide if you’re cooler for knowing 1337 or if you’re less cool.

Mason:  At this point, I think that the tipping point has passed and we’re cool.

 

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討論

Mason has a friend who signs his emails with “w00t”. “W00t” is a common 1337 word that expresses excitement. It was officially added to the dictionary of the English language last year!

Jason uses 1337 when he plays games online. 1337 started among online gamers who made typing mistakes because they were too busy playing the game to look at what they were typing. Then it evolved into a code.

In fact, 1337 has come so far that Mason thinks it’s not just for gamers anymore. It’s cool for everyone to know 1337 now.

1337 is any abbreviation or alternate spelling used on the Internet. 1337 shows up on Ebaby! all the time. Can you find an example?

 

意見

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Melina M

Melina M

Argentina

on chats some people just say “asl” (age, sex, location) before even say hello. I mean, if they’re so hurried, what are they doing wasting time on a chat??

10:34 PM Dec 20 2011 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

different countries, different 1337 are there. if i don’t play game, i don’t know..it at all..

05:32 PM Dec 20 2011 |

Mia★

Mia★

Iraq

#34® /\/\¥  1337 l*0\/\/3®5!!!!!

Oh, I miss those good ol' days xD

03:59 AM Jun 25 2010 |

sai24ky

sai24ky

India

Frown How to Leran basic English Qus?

Pls any one tell me

02:46 PM Jan 07 2010 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

I can't find the examples, i though it would be good to write with the exact spell, because if it getting used to, i will make a mistake by accident in my office report. LOL

05:44 AM Jun 24 2009 |

Glant

Glant

China

yeah,It's so cool and useful.I have seen some of this abbreviation spelling. In Englishbaby chatroom, many used them to chat with others.But it's have some difficult to understand for a few of English learners.

03:25 AM Jun 24 2009 |

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vague2008

vague2008

Yemen

well,its not that fundamental stuff every1 should have insight into,but yeah its kinda interesting..

08:42 PM May 21 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

cool :)

07:23 PM Feb 01 2009 |

helen2569

helen2569

China

a cool lesson

08:26 AM Jan 13 2009 |

Luke

Luke

China

0#, l/l 3vv  1l/l73l2l/la710l/l41  11l/l6l_l 463?   lol

oh, new international language?

01:02 AM May 17 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

I thought it very interesting. I have to learn more about it. Thank you.

09:24 AM May 16 2008 |

Vikkizuo

China

Woo, I really don't know this kind work.  It's so cool.

01:04 AM May 15 2008 |

Joge

Brazil

Foot in mouthI have never used these symbols to write. So, if someone write to me this way, I wouldn't know how to read. Thank you guys I learned new way to write.

09:44 PM May 14 2008 |

bbworkhk111

Hong Kong

Wow it's cool that I ever know before!!Surprised

03:53 AM May 14 2008 |

Jeff456

Jeff456

Taiwan

Orz~ Some words I don’t know, but I also think teh article
is interesting~!

02:00 AM May 14 2008 |

ranabo

ranabo

Thailand

Oh'''Yeh

03:37 AM May 13 2008 |

Ono

Ono

Hungary

haha..x)) w00t!!

07:06 PM May 12 2008 |

steppe

steppe

Viet Nam

But we should'nt overuse it. It'd better write precisely and fully. We should respect not only our mother tongue but also foreign languages. I only use 2 short forms: "U" for "you" and "thanx" for "thanks"^^

02:17 AM May 12 2008 |

steppe

steppe

Viet Nam

Haha, it has been popular in my country since we read it in a volume of a famous manga (Japanese picture story). Sometimes we use this style of font to send letters and don't want the third person to read. That's interesting!

For example, 11=N, 111=M, 76=H, etc.

@cynthia86dxh: write them on paper and you will understand

02:02 AM May 12 2008 |

fox666

fox666

France

In my opinion, only newbees in computer games talk like this, I mean, I play some times online Games, and the good players would never talk like this.

Well we uses some words like noob for newbees, or you roxx for some on who has a good game play but that's all. 

11:11 PM May 11 2008 |

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