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Steg Belsky wrote:
>On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 19:22:01 +0000 "Ryan D. Evans" <[log in to unmask]>
>writes:
> > Nik Taylor wrote:
> > > D Tse wrote:
> > > > I believe the technical term is now "k00l" but "l33t".
> > >
> > > And what does "l33t" mean, and where does it come from?
>
> > "l33t" is Internet-lingo for "leet" which is a short form of "eleet"
> > which
> > is Internet-lingo for "elite."
>
> > I hate the term as it is most commonly used by computer crackers and
> > warez d00dz.
> > -- Ryan D. Evans
>-
>
>Another ambiguous word...
>My 7th-grade hacker friend insisted that "warez" is pronounced ['wOr@z].
>Other people i've met have insisted that it's [we@rz].

Among Swedish geeks it's generally pronounced [w{:s`] ... often spelt
{wäsch} ...

                                                             Andreas
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