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 w0w I must be 1337 h4X0r

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Jun 01, 2002
Something is screwed up with the new diary entry says submit story instead of submit diary. Anyway I have 2 diary entries in a row and i waited 24 hours :) so I must be L33T!

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Where is everybody? Ive visited adequacy no less than 6 times today already and NOONE has posted anything new for me to read. Are you all l8m3rz or something?


OT. (none / 0) (#1)
by tkatchev on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 11:54:51 AM PST
Does anybody else notice the obvious non-English influences on "leet speek"?

Any linguist even moderately qualified to comment care to do so? This is very interesting to me, especially in light of the linguistic autochthony[1] of America.

[1] Do I get bonus points? :)

Peace and much love...

maybe 'insularity' would have been better n/t (none / 0) (#2)
by nathan on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 01:44:15 PM PST

Li'l Sis: Yo, that's a real grey area. Even by my lax standards.

Yeah. (none / 0) (#3)
by tkatchev on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 02:19:28 PM PST
But that way I don't get to showcase my incredible inhuman genius.

Peace and much love...

Ask... (none / 0) (#4)
by faustus on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 03:30:41 PM PST
Noam Chomsky the MIT linguist and alchemist, he knows everything.

--You seem to be suffering from a liberal-arts education.

You know you're older than dirt when... (none / 0) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 03:33:16 PM PST

Barriers. Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 13, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1986.

Noam (none / 0) (#17)
by FifthChild on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 09:52:34 AM PST
He wrote a lot on generative phonology but isn't qualified to comment on the recent mutation that is leet-speak. Find someone more contemporary.

For what it's worth, the most interesting thing about it is its existence as an almost purely written form. It has a spoken aspect but is unique in that it didn't begin that way.

Let's Napalm George W. Bush

Um, it's a Saturday (5.00 / 3) (#6)
by zikzak on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 03:42:52 PM PST
It's the weekend. Where do you think we are? Unlike the typical computer dweeb teen who has locked themself in basement so they can masturbate furiously to net porn without interruption, the Adequacy staff is out enjoying a relaxing Saturday afternoon.

Elby is playing disc golf.
Elenchos & Poltroon are having a picnic in the park.
bc is in the garage working on his muscle car.
RobotSlave is out of town visiting family.
Shoeboy and chloedancer are berbecuing with friends.
dmg is enthusiatically attending Golden Jubilee festivities.
Adam Rightman is attending Mass.
iat is in a darkened pub trying to pick up women.
Perdida is in a nearby National Forest, spiking trees.
cp is at the mall hoping to find a good sale on off-season leather jackets.
jsm is in the Hamptons hob-knobbing with people the likes of which you and I will never meet.
Seventypercent is doing a fundraiser for the NRA.
em is risking arrest by participating in a Critical Mass ride.
And osm is most likely at home, watching Leon for the 2,975th time.

As for my presence, unfortunately I drew the short straw this week, so I am forced to check up on the site from time to time and make sure no havoc is underway. However, I can perform this duty from the local swank coffee shop whilst chatting with area artisans, so it's not too onerous a duty.

Ah yes, (none / 0) (#7)
by because it isnt on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 06:30:21 PM PST
these "Golden Jubilee festivities" that dmg is attending would be ones located in America, and not, for example, Britain, what with dmg only being "30 miles from his apartment". It's not quite far enough to stretch "across the pond" to places like London, where the best Golden Jubilee festivities are taking place.

It's nice to see Americans such as dmg celebrating our Queen, even though they don't seem to give a shit about the World Cup. -- because it isn't

An American's view of the World Cup. (none / 0) (#8)
by First Incision on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 06:44:06 PM PST
The World Cup is being played in Japan and Korea.

I know France won last time.

I am aware that France was beaten by Senegal. I think this is cool because American's don't like the French.

The US team plays sometime this week. I will probably hear if they won, and note it with muted interest.

This is my American awareness of the World Cup.
Do you suffer from late-night hacking? Ask your doctor about Protonix.

A Scotsman's view of England at the moment. (none / 0) (#9)
by because it isnt on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 06:59:11 PM PST
Every second car has a St George's Cross flag flying from it. Not the Union Jack (which you'd be waving at the Queen on Monday), but the England flag.

The pop charts are full of World Cup songs.

Every shop is selling hats, towels, flags, t-shirts etc with the St George's Cross. And the ubiquitous "England 5 Germany 1" t-shirt.

All the newspapers have a World Cup story on the front page. No, not the sports section. The front page.

All TV channels bombard you with details of their World Cup coverage.

I have already seen 5 grown men with the St George's Cross shaven into their skinhead haircuts.

Young children (and a few men) are having their face painted with the St George's Cross.

The main topic of discussion at the office is sorting out the logistics of watching all the various England matches, and of course ribbing the various French workmates.

In short, there's not a better time to leave for a country that doesn't give a flying fuck about the World Cup. -- because it isn't

So it's (none / 0) (#12)
by majubma on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 05:51:50 AM PST
just like the USA, only slightly less tacky?

-- All information wants to be free, especially information about what you do in the privacy of your own home.

Almost anything is less tacky than the USA. (-) (none / 0) (#14)
by tkatchev on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 06:48:19 AM PST

Peace and much love...

ahem-- (none / 0) (#22)
by derek3000 on Mon Jun 3rd, 2002 at 11:35:46 AM PST

"Feel me when I bring it!" --Gay Jamie

I am sick.. (none / 0) (#11)
by DG on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 11:32:06 PM PST
With some really bad flu/cold thing, i hope i get better soon. it's hard to type :(
2002, DG. You may not reproduce this material, in whole or in part, without written permission of the owner.

Hmm (none / 0) (#19)
by PotatoError on Mon Jun 3rd, 2002 at 06:56:13 AM PST
I was just reading your signature and I suddenly realised that these people have all reproduced your material in part without written permission from you!

And these people!!!!

In fact by using the phrase "I was" at the beginning of this post, it seems I have also reproduced a part of your work! Shit.

Hey, don't look at me... (none / 0) (#16)
by hauntedattics on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 08:16:45 AM PST
I'm only online for a few minutes to torture some hackers and buy some new pillowcases. Then it's off to brunch with friends at a chi-chi outdoor cafe. Hooray for summer!

hooray! (none / 0) (#20)
by PotatoError on Mon Jun 3rd, 2002 at 06:57:04 AM PST

Another Americans View of the World Cup (none / 0) (#10)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Jun 1st, 2002 at 11:00:15 PM PST
Whats the World Cup?

It's (none / 0) (#13)
by majubma on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 05:56:22 AM PST
what your illegal immigrant janitors watch when they get off the evening shift.

And they aren't rooting for the US.

Ungrateful bastards.

-- All information wants to be free, especially information about what you do in the privacy of your own home.

Its like your World Series... (5.00 / 1) (#15)
by PotatoError on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 07:17:12 AM PST
except it actually includes the *WORLD*

One word (none / 0) (#18)
by Narcissus on Sun Jun 2nd, 2002 at 06:31:15 PM PST

Ok, who picked the flower???

hey (none / 0) (#21)
by PotatoError on Mon Jun 3rd, 2002 at 07:02:51 AM PST
thats 2 words


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