Lolcats and their Flawed Language

May 20, 2007 at 7:11 pm | Posted in Blogging, Culture, English, Language, Learning English, Lolcats | 3 Comments
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As a an addition to Lenina’s recent txt spk post, it might be worthwhile to have a (brief) look at the I Can Has Cheezburger blog which has been consistently among the top ten blogs in the past weeks. It works as follows: The owner(s) post a picture of a pet, mainly a cat, and add a bubble to it to indicate the ‘thoughts’ of the pet. The thoughts are offered in flawed English, the flaws supposedly representing the inferiorness of the animal to the human. The humans who visit this site, however, seek to come up with even more faulty language, and they assess each other’s comments too. The trashiest or most infantile comments (or those of members who have earned a standing in the group) get the highest ranking of 5 out of 5 cheeseburgers. Lolcats, according to the group’s language, are photographic representations of cats that make you laugh out loud.

Starten a gang

And while I am struggling to suppress an allergic reaction when reading the comments, the ‘lolcats tagged for you convenience’ do make me chuckle:-)

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  1. I’m highly allergic. Out of curiosity I checked out their blog a week or so ago. Apparently it does something for adults to babytalk with each other through cat images. I can’t help feeling that there’s something inexorably suburban about the exchange.

  2. gotta say: the one on the right is somewhow scary. is it because it looks a little like hitler?

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