Saturday, March 28, 2009

OK, NOW it's time for the Lolcat.

I am shocked.

I have always believed myself to be on the cutting edge of cultural phenomenons.

Wasn't I one of the first to stand transfixed at the county fair by the power of the Shamwow?

Did I not have Nordic Walking Poles in my hands before most people?

And, excuse me, but I believe Year of Grains started right here.

So, you had better believe that I feel a little embarrassed to find out that I am just now becoming aware of the lolcat phenomenon. Here's a definition from Wikipedia for all of you who, like me, were too busy reading, studying and helping the downtrodden to stay aware and informed of cats with grammar problems.

A lolcat is 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,” ”kitteh,” or “kitty pidgin” and which parodies the poor grammar typically attributed to Internet slang. The name "lolcat" is a compound word of the acronymic abbreviation "LOL" and the word "cat."

My sources (who are home on Spring Break from their institution of higher learning) tell me I have missed the boat now for two solid years. They report lolcats all over dorms, web pages and e-mails.

Obviously, I have been out of the loop here, having received my first lolcats e-mail from a friend just last week. In order to make up for this embarrassing lack of cultural knowledge I have now spent hours on-line investigating lolcats and have gone from an appalled English teacher to an admiring fan. Here are some lolcats to get you started in case like me you have been a bit behind the times. Nw yull bee kuul aggan.

Hungry for more lolcats?

Here's a link to all your lolcat excitement!


carlos said...

I'm coming back as a lolcat.

Rupert said...


I am deeply offended by these stereotypes depicting poor spelling and grammatical usage among members of my species. I will be filing a complaint with my local PETA chapter.

Just between you and I, I is hopefully a very unique aminal.

Yours drooly,
Rupert (Brian's owner)

Bossy Betty said...

Dear Rupert,

Thank you so much for writing. Have you ever considered that there may be a lolcat deep in side your soul, waiting, yearning to come out? (I'm not sure you have to dig too deep.) Strict disciplinarian that he is, Brian could be actually inhibiting you. You may want to make your way to the computer when he is asleep and try your paw at being a lolcat. (He's holding you back! Break out of your bondage! Do it tonight! Fight the man!)


Anonymous said...

eye dunt git it.