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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby billy-jay » Sun 08.13.2006 7:45 am

Chris Hart wrote:
billy-jay wrote:
Chris Hart wrote:
If I'm tapping it out, "wuz" takes even longer. "wuz" takes 33 units of time, while "was" takes 25 units.


That's because you can't type.


Actually, I am referencing Morse Code, the oldest form of digital communication.
A dit (.) is 1 unit, a dah (-) is 3, within a charecter, you put 1 unit between the elements, and 3 units between the letters, about 5 between words, and 7 between sentences.

WUZ = .-- ..- --..
WAS = .-- .- ...


Hahaha! Good one.

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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby Chris Hart » Sun 08.13.2006 7:11 pm

billy-jay wrote:
Chris Hart wrote:
billy-jay wrote:
Chris Hart wrote:
If I'm tapping it out, "wuz" takes even longer. "wuz" takes 33 units of time, while "was" takes 25 units.


That's because you can't type.


Actually, I am referencing Morse Code, the oldest form of digital communication.
A dit (.) is 1 unit, a dah (-) is 3, within a charecter, you put 1 unit between the elements, and 3 units between the letters, about 5 between words, and 7 between sentences.

WUZ = .-- ..- --..
WAS = .-- .- ...


Hahaha! Good one.

:p


I figured this message board is about studying different languages. I figured I would throw that one in.

Oh Kenatron, sometimes You is shortened to u for a significant time savings.

U = ..- = 7 units
YOU = -.-- --- ..- = 65 units

I could give other more extreme examples, but you probably wouldn't recognize them. I must admit that sometimes when sending numbers I have seen a "0" (-----) shortened to "o" (---). This change is not legal durring identification, however.
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby richvh » Sun 08.13.2006 8:27 pm

I don't think anyone has correctly parsed the start of Oni's message. It isn't "was up", it's "what's up"
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby punkgrl326 » Sun 08.13.2006 10:34 pm

richvh wrote:
"For The Win", I believe.

Thanx Rich-san. That was driving me crazy :)
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby coco » Sun 08.13.2006 11:26 pm

Oni−san. The reason I'm using a lot of periods is... :D :D :D :p
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby Hatori » Sun 08.13.2006 11:50 pm

prep_girl_Nessa wrote:
Hatori wrote:
yah i hatE wen PpL do that that is totly awsum

/\ did anybody really understand that well?


Did you say you hate when people do that, and then say that it's awesome? Kinda contradictory...

I hate when people talk like that. My brother does it all the time. It really gets on my nerves :@


people are ALWAYS adding stupid things like that when they type to me, so i just HAD to add that.
one of my friends does that sometimes, but she doesn't do it as often, thankfully.
我是老师。我是老师。我是老师。我是老师。我是老师。我是老师。我是老师。
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 08.14.2006 12:55 pm

keatonatron wrote:
And if you seriously don't know how to spell a word or you make a typo, that's perfectly fine. But we all know the concious use of "u" instead of "you" is just laziness. And why the hell do people use "wuz"?? It takes the exact same amount of time to type as "was"!


in 1337 (leet) wuz =/= wuz is a contraction meaning wuzzup or whassup or what's up.. so in this case wuz is definately shorter than any of those variants.. of course with leet changing day to day and person to person wuz could actually be chinese or hawaiian and only the persons using it would know the difference.. (one of the reason leet speak was invented was for the programmers and young hackers to be able to talk back and forth and the "outsiders' would not know what they were saying.. so the speak evolved everyday.. )
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby AJBryant » Mon 08.14.2006 1:55 pm

in 1337 (leet)


Cultural footnote:

Originally, that was intended to be pronounced (and understood) as "elite." It's not one-three-three-seven; it's L-three-three-seven, thus l337. It became shorthanded to "leet" but is still properly (if that's even the word to use ;) )spelled with an L rather than a 1.

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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby keatonatron » Mon 08.14.2006 2:50 pm

Cultural footnote 2:

l337, like "elite," is an adjective to refer to the person using the "language". "Leetspeak" is the name of the "language" itself.
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby battousai » Mon 08.14.2006 2:58 pm

Perhaps this topic shows the age of its repliers..lol..

Just to clarify, "wuz good" is "what's good". In case you didn't know, what's good is today's "what's up". Its origin is from rap and hip hop slang but it pretty much caught on as the new greeting nationwide. It simply means for "what is good (with your situation)? You'll remember in the mid 90's it was "sup" that was popularized in a similar manner but that was a true contraction. This isn't l33t speak btw, it is ebonics. l33t speak isn't even l33t speak today. Original l33t speak was the language of #warez and another popular hax0r crew that introduced proggiez(malicious applications) to the AOL scene. l33t speak today is actually known as WoW speak, a.k.a. the language of the MMO video gaming scene(predominantly World of Warcraft). It evolved from efnet and 4-chan and eventually was taken over by gamers during the counterstrike age. That's where acronyms like wtf, ftw, zomg, gfg, and the infamous word pwn stem from.


Japanese isn't the only fun language out there.

Edit: Just for fun - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L33tspeak
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 08.14.2006 4:09 pm

AJBryant wrote:
in 1337 (leet)


Cultural footnote:

Originally, that was intended to be pronounced (and understood) as "elite." It's not one-three-three-seven; it's L-three-three-seven, thus l337. It became shorthanded to "leet" but is still properly (if that's even the word to use ;) )spelled with an L rather than a 1.

Tony


as I mentioned above.. 1337 has no proper or hard standard rules.. It breaks as soon as the next person adds it in there.. On World of Warcraft 1337 is the shorthand for leet.. 1, l, I oryand letter, number or character that is verticle will do.. (i am not being argumentative, rather informative..

in fact 1337$P34k or l337sl)3/-\l< is also another way to type it.. as you can see depending on how easy or hard you want to make it to be understood, either one is acceptible..
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby AJBryant » Mon 08.14.2006 5:54 pm

But by being so open to change like that, you're not being L3371$7. ;)


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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 08.15.2006 9:49 am

actually considereing the culture it derived from you are out doing all the complacents that don't adapt to new change. in otherwords yesterdays 1337I\I3$$ is todays bogusness. This is definately a point with haxxors (hackers) who want their code to be unique and not easy to copy.. with certain things built in, one can tell exactly who programmed or wrote the code just by looking at the code.. handles (nicknames) and 1337speak are all over the place and in some cases, they are built into the intricate languages written..

to the leet, always staying one step ahead is what determines who is more leet. (now this brings up something interesting.. )

The Japanese believe that no change is Elite where these hackers believe that change is Elite..

edit(whew, there are some typos in the above.. just consider it leet cause there is no way i will accept that i typed them on purpose.. )
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby keatonatron » Tue 08.15.2006 11:28 am

Ummm.... Hackers don't write code. Programmers do.

If someone writes a program used to hack, and releases it, it's called a crack. The person who created it is called a programmer, and the person who uses it is called a cracker. And even then, the person plasters their handle all over the interface so it's not at all hard to know who created it.

Anyway, "the culture it derived from" is simply people writing in electronic shorthand, like fitting as much info as possible into your SMS messages. In the beginning they weren't trying to be hardcore and exclusive, they were just trying to get the message across quickly. When newcomers couldn't figure out the shorthand that the experienced people were using, the experienced people became known as "Elite", or, as a mimicry of their writing style, "l337".
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RE: "wuz good" ...wtf...

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 08.15.2006 12:10 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Ummm.... Hackers don't write code. Programmers do.".


lol, hackers are no more than bored or pissed off programmers.. they had to learn their craft from somewhere.

and i think we have beat this dead horse about 500 million times.. i doubt anything else we add will add to the stew.. consider this dead horse flogged.. to oblivion
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