Monday, December 7, 2009

Cat invasion on the internet (see I told you they are taking over our world!)

Have you ever come across this cat on the internet?

It can be any cat, doing absolutely anything, and saying completely rubbish English.

He is a Lolcat:
An image combining a photograph , most frequently of a cat, with a humorous and idiosyncratic caption in (often) broken English—a dialect which is known as "lolspeak" or "kitty pidgin" and which parodies the poor grammar typically attributed to Internet slang.

Harry Whittier Frees created the first Lolcat, on postcard in 1905.

And the world went crazy with Lolcats.

There's even Loldogs - which by the way are waaay cuter.

The invasion of kitty pidgin is really making our job as English teachers much more difficult.

But as they say, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Oh yes I am :D

Ketch ya laters, kthxbai.


sheen said...


Amanda Christine Wong said...

sorry, i dont speak lolcat...

Daniel Chiam said...

having hard time reading some of it XD haha

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Amanda, wow! What's happened to proper English? Ha ha.
Real funny this Cat English.
You have fun and keep well, Lee.

wordsonjpgs said...

at least lolcats are quick and easy to dismiss. have you seen Maru the cat? he loves diving into boxes. i've spent a shameful amount of time on youtube rewatching his videos.

Amanda Christine Wong said...

Daniel Chiam: well that's Lolspeak for u...hehe

Uncle Lee: right?! oh well :D

Wordsonjpgs: Maru the cat? goin to check it out...