L33T Speak probably isn't something you want to teach someone, if only because it is an annoying way to type. But an American reporter decided that Japan needs to learn the fine nuances of the 'l33t' language and the Japanese audience seemed thrilled with this new way of typing!
Their reporter visited Temple University’s Japan campus, where an American guy teaches them about “gr8″ and “b4.”
They then quiz Japanese teens about the meaning of “gr8″ and one girl says it means that there are “eight gyaru lolitas.” After the reporter teaches them that it actually means “great,” they say that it could also be used in Japan.
At the end of the clip, a group of Americans introduces Western-style heart and smiley emoticons