Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I feel sooooooooo oooooold!

I copied the profile below from BEBO.COM, a UK social networking site. I have no idea what this says!

Alryt im adz n am 16! i lyk 2 av a laff wid me m8s n go out on weekends n get steamin! sound 2 all me bezzies u no hu ya r! n also all my m8s!! wich ain many cz im a norman lol! well dno wt else 2 say so js av a luk rnd init!! inabittt

Can anyone translate from English to English?


Bruce said...

Maybe Pixie can translate....
I've been looking at the various social networking site -- there was an article in Business Week -- trying to figure out how they make money.

BEBO has very young members, mostly in England and Scotland -- many, many of the profiles are written in this same foreign language --

Pixie, help us!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I figure I don't want a translation from that insane talk. If the kiddies cannot speak or write a normal known language that everyone else speaks - who cares if it's Swahili - then they deserve to be ignored. I'll find it interesting when they're shoved into the working class world.
my guess is the 16 yr old in Norway talk the same way, only they mix in lots of misspellings of foreign words

Willow said...

Silly, silly boys! I can read it perfectly fine, and I'm old enough to be y'all's mom.

It's not English, it's l33t.

I'm not going to turn into one of those old people who rag on about the way the younger generation uses slang. If I did that, I'd have flashbacks to my mom saying the same thing 40 years ago.

Are you sure you need a translator for this?

"Leet (1337) is a sociolect variety used primarily on the Internet, particularly in online games. The term itself is derived from the word Elite, meaning “better than the rest,” and generally has the same meaning when referring to the hacking skills of another person. Leet can be defined as the perturbation or modification of written text. For example, the term leet itself is often written l33t, or 1337, and many other variations. Such perturbations are frequently referred to as “Leetspeak.” In addition to modification of standard language, new colloquialisms have been added to the parlance. It is also important to note that Leet itself is not solely based upon one language or character set. Greek, Russian, Chinese, and other languages have been subjected to the Leet variety. As such, while it may be referred to as a “cipher,” a “dialect,” or a “language,” Leet does not fit squarely into any of these categories. This article primarily concerns the English language variant of Leet." MORE

My mother's 90, so you must be really old!!!!!!!!!!!!

Called a customer service number this morning, thought of you!

Anonymous said...

It's one thing with it just being a fad amongst kids, Willow. I've no problem whatsoever with that; after all, I had my own and use my very own slang yet. I've also no problem reading or translating this garble, either.

My annoyance lies mainly at the feet of adults my age and older using this slang in office emails and professional venues.
probably best to not put this in an office email:

ωєℓℓ мα иαмєѕ ℓυкє αи∂ ιм α ∂єяву ℓα∂ вσяи и вяє∂ !!!!. мα м8ѕ киσω нσσ тнєу αяє αи∂ тнєяє αℓℓ gσσ∂ ℓα∂ѕ αи∂ ℓαѕѕєѕ. ι υѕє∂ тσ ℓινє ιи ѕρσи∂σи вυт иσω ι ℓινє иєαя нєαиσя, ун ι иσ. ѕнιтє!. υѕє∂ тσ gσ ωєѕт ραяк вυт тнтѕ нιѕтσяу иσω, ιм נυѕ α иσям ℓα∂ нσσ ℓιкєѕ нανιи α ℓαff αи∂ gєттιи ριѕѕє∂ υρ ωιтн тнє ℓα∂ѕ єѕρє¢ιαℓℓу αт αωαу ∂єяву gαмєѕ, αѕ мσѕт σf υ киσω ℓσℓ ;) ѕσ тнαтѕ вσυт ιт єиנσу тнє ραgє и ѕнιт ℓσℓ .χ EVERY F***** DO MA BLOG!!!!!! [Edited]

The Phoenix said...

Slang words that have become mainstream:

"Cool." I hear Grandmas and old uncles using this word. This was 50s slang. And it's been an everyday word since probably the 80s.

"Awesome." Generation Xers use this everyday as well. "Awesome" has gone from 80s Sufer dude slang to mainstream adjective. If you witness a 5 year old showing his 32 year old mother his art work, you'll probably hear her say "That's so awesome."

"Bling." This was strictly a hip-hop term in the 90s. Now, people are using it all the time in everyday conversations. At the store, I heard a 40-something lady ask her friend if she should get some extra "bling" for some fancy party.

Peace-out people.
most American slang is black-urban in origin, because it is easier for words to take on new meanings ("bad" takes on the meaning of "good") -- standard English is very inflexible, which is why it is used by airplane pilots, the finance industry, and construction workers worldwide

Pixie said...

Let me see:
"Alright I am Adam? and I am 16. I like to have a laugh with my mates (friends)and go out on weekends and get drunk!
Sound (hello?) to all y best friends you know who you all are, and also my mates, which are not many because I am normal LOL.
Well I don't know what else to say so I will just have a just have a look around in a while."

Of course I would never speak like this with the exception of LOL.

Makes me feel ashamed of english teens and their dam text typing talk!
THANKS Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some of us are still trying to figure out smilies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"eze ppl all i do is get mashed wid mats and ride my rapid ped lol (it wank)"