Gangs frequently use creative "alphabets",
sometimes described as "secret" codes, to correspond with
other members. These alphabets. or secret codes, vary to some degree from gang to gang and
set to set. The Blood and Crip alphabets below are only examples of the
alphabets and may or may not now be used as a
"basic" alphabet for each. As with many other aspects of the
gang culture, many gangs will re-create or disguise the alphabet, if used, to some degree
for their own use.