Wednesday, September 12, 2007

& happy meal for kid thx

Anil Dash has a nice article about Lolcats and more specifically about the language they speak, which he calls "kitty pidgin". I'm a regular participant in the I Can Has Cheezburger comments threads, finding them an excellent break a couple of times a day and sure to generate a smile, and I have been fascinated by being part of the real-time evolution of what has been variously described a dialect, a creole, or as Dash describes it, a pidgin language. Lolcat has distinct rules of syntax and grammer that continue to develop organically, and, thanks to the internet, among a large group of people over a very short time. In fact, a number of linguists are keeping an eye on it, as are - not surprisingly - advertisers.

ronnie

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fav is "Going to teh moon BRB!"

also really digging LOLHamas and www.whereisnuke.com ... i haz a love for dis languagez

:)

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Sister said...

There's a lolcats in my PC Gamer Magazine. I was very surprised...and happy...to see it!

5:53 PM  
Anonymous Hank said...

Have you seen the Laugh-Out-Loud Cats?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/apelad/sets/72157600296941365/

12:19 AM  

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