Do you know what leet (or leetspeak) is? I’m betting you do, but like me you may not have known the name for it.
I’ve actually been trying for over a year to figure out what to call this hallucinalingo the K3wL kids are all using, but every search on the subject was thwarted precisely because the language is so plastic. Today, however, while enmeshed in a completely different subject, I stumbled on the keyword that unlocks the code. Leet.
(And before the leetpolice throw me up against a wall and give me a few kidney punches for desecrating the lingo — yes, I know you can’t just slap things together like that. For demonstration purposes only.)