Microsoft publishes parent's guide to pwn3d

— 3:49 AM on February 18, 2005

Having trouble understanding what all the kids on the intarweb are saying these days? Microsoft has published an apparently serious guide to understanding "leetspeek."

Leet words can be expressed in hundreds of ways using different substitutions and combinations, but once one understands that nearly all characters are formed as phonemes and symbols, leetspeek isn't difficult to translate.
I'm sure Microsoft's intentions are noble, but it's hard to take a guide that lists "pwn3d" as a possible indicator of illegal activity too seriously. After all, I can't play Counter-Strike without getting pwn3d by at least a couple of prepubescent teenagers, but I'm fairly certain no laws have been broken. Thanks to Slashdot for the tip.
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