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    What does the 'word' 'upz' stands for? I know it is to say that the item is still for sale, but what does it exactly stands for?

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    It doesn't stand for anything - it just means 'up', ie bumping the thread back up to the top of the pile. The Z is just a sad attempt to make it sound ~kool~, or l33t, or whatever the hell the word du jour is.

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    thanks discolight!

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    Originally posted by discolite
    It doesn't stand for anything - it just means 'up', ie bumping the thread back up to the top of the pile. The Z is just a sad attempt to make it sound ~kool~, or l33t, or whatever the hell the word du jour is.
    and wth does l33t stand for??

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    Default l33t

    Wanna to check it out at this site,
    just run the example2 translation..

    http://www.geocities.com/mnstr_2000/translate.html

    then check this out too..
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/m...leetware/5ae5/



    cheers!
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    1 4m 4 8@lD 3vIl l33t H@X0R d00d w1Th No L1pH3.


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    WH4+ On E4Rth I$ Go1n9 0n heRe ? Why 1$ 3v3rYON3 $p3Ak1N9 5+r4ng3 L4n9u4GE ?
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    Think this 'new' kind of language is not consistent:

    I am is first: I 4m

    then it becomes: i am good--1 OWNz0r

    or it is a mistake.......??

    is 'upz' singlish? when and who started it?


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    Originally posted by Darren


    1 4m 4 8@lD 3vIl l33t H@X0R d00d w1Th No L1pH3.

    @d\/aNc3D l33tn355

    1 4M 4 8@lD 3\/1l l33+ h@><0r |)00|) \/\/1+H n0 l1P|-|3.


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    HS - upz is indeed English in some ba5tardised Singaporean style. Haven't you noticed Singaporeans in particular like to stick that z at the end of certain words? 'Haiz'. 'Sighz'. 'Sianz'. 'I am illiteratez'.

    Okay, now is there any way to translate all this l33t-speak back into English? I'm lost! wh@+ +3|-| FUC|< i5 3verY0|\|e $4yIN9?


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    Being a "near-senior" citizen I have always been baffled by this "upz" thing, thanks for enlightening me. However, would it be better to stick to common simple English so that your message get communicated easily?

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    Originally posted by discolite
    HS - upz is indeed English in some ba5tardised Singaporean style. Haven't you noticed Singaporeans in particular like to stick that z at the end of certain words? 'Haiz'. 'Sighz'. 'Sianz'. 'I am illiteratez'.

    Okay, now is there any way to translate all this l33t-speak back into English? I'm lost! wh@+ +3|-| FUC|< i5 3verY0|\|e $4yIN9?

    Its got nothing to do with Singlish. The geekz and kiddiez sbeen doing it for more than a decade. We just improvise it here.

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    Originally posted by Acieed
    Its got nothing to do with Singlish. The geekz and kiddiez sbeen doing it for more than a decade. We just improvise it here.
    Dem boyz in da hood eh? Yeah, perhaps, but even they've learnt when a linguistic horse has been flogged dead...

    Campaign: No more Zs peppering internet speech! The buck stops here!

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