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Is it “all be it” or “albeit”?

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Leet is a simple kind of code that humans can read, ______ with some difficulty.
a. all be it
b. albeit

Which is correct?

Answer: b

Explanation:

Albeit means although. It’s a contraction of all be it, but the unabbreviated phrase is not used. There are two main types of errors for albeit. People who have only heard the word often spell it “all be it” when they write it because that’s how it’s pronounced. On the other hand, people who only see it in writing often pronounce it all-bite, all-bait or all-beet when they use it in conversation.

More on leet:

Leet speak, also known as leet, leetspeak, leetspeek, or hakspeak, is a way of writing words by substituting numerals or special characters for some of the English letters. “Leet” derives from “elite,” which refers to hackers, who were among the first to use it and who elevated it to a sort of cult language.

Do you recognize these words? |-|4(k3r, 1337, 3D170R — respectively, they’re leet versions of hacker, leet, editor. If a computer program doesn’t know they’re a kind of code, it’s not likely to recognize the words in the midst of other text. However, a program designed to translate leet would have no problem.

Here’s one program that can not only read leet but also provide you with leet words that you can sprinkle through your text to impress/confuse/annoy your friends:  a leet-English/English-leet 7r4|\|$L470r — er, translator.

On a more practical note, here’s a leet password generator.

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