English is dead; long live lolcat!

25 06 2008

Has the world gone bananas?

I came across this site recently… a open community project aiming to translate the entire Bible into lolcat. What in the name of Corinthians is lolcat you might ask?

It seems to be (and correct me if I’m wrong) something like a web 2.0 adaptation of pidgin English; embracing hastily typed messages and spelling errors and morphing them into some kind of shorthand decipherable only by assorted gen Y’ers, geeks and n00bs. It’s actually incredibly complicated linguistically, as shown here on lolspeak 101, and is a very different ball game to abbreviated text message-speak – gr8 c u l8r – etc.

You can check out the bible’s progress here.

Is it just me or do people have waaaay to much time on their hands?