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lolcatz ^_^

I'm in ur meme, analyzing ur lolcats.

So, if you know me at all, you know that I can't STAND bad grammar, bad English, or anything even vaguely resembling idiotic "netspeak" like lol, roflmao, pls, whatever else. My English-teacher grandmother would have been appalled.

So it may come as a surprise that I'm recommending this website, where netspeak and Engrish run rampant with another Internet meme - the cutesy kitty picture, which is also highly idiotic and mostly perpetuated by people with too much time on their hands.

But I swear I laughed until I cried.


The really bad news, here, is that they're organized, even to the point of writing a "how-to" for those interesting in using "lolwerdz". I predict that in 5 years, they will be teaching LOL-Kitteh in elementary school.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

And if you're like me and are oddly drawn to seeking a deeper understanding of such bizarre human behavior, here are some explanations from people who actually study such things.

Anil Dash
The Language Log

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