LOLCat Bible Project

April 13, 2011, by A. U. Crawford

Cieling Cat

Bored Ceiling Cat makinkgz Urf n stuffs

1. Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.

2. Da Urfs no had shapez An haded dark face, An Ceiling Cat rode invisible bike over teh waterz.

3. At start, no has lyte. An Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? An lite wuz. An Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stuffs, An splitted teh lite from dark but taht wuz ok cuz kittehs can see in teh dark An not tripz over nethin. An Ceiling Cat sayed light Day An dark no Day. It were FURST!!!1

This is the first 3 lines of genesis, in LOLCat. Started in July of 2007, the LOLCats Bible project is a wiki, which means anyone can add to it. A whole community has grown around it with the goal of translating the entire bible into LOLCat. Here’s a short history and explanation of LOLCat.

Harry Pointer

Harry Pointer

It all started in the 1870s with the British portrait photographer Harry Pointer, who took photos of cats and added funny text to them. Fast forward to June of 2006 and people are posting photos of cats with, what was imagined to be, cat speak. Almost immediately, the website LOLcats.com was set up to show off as many of these as possible. It continues to document them today.

I can has cheezburger

It started innocently enough

In early 2007 the website I Can Has Cheezburger? came along with the same idea, and while it was is not strictly LOLCats the interest in cute cats saying cute things exploded. It became so popular that it’s since taken on a life of it’s own. There is now an app for LOLCats, and if you want to see what else there is, just do a search on google images for LOLCat. While it’s not just cats anymore, there’s no question that cats are taking over the internet.

While not really a language, LOLCat is a unique internet slang. A bit like pig latin, LOLCats is almost entirely joke based. Usually it goes something like this: “Im in ur nounverb-ing ur related noun.” The idea is to purposefully misspell words as a child might to convey a simple idea. There is a good guide from the LOLCat Bible wiki on How to speak LOLCat.

I has a karot

It's not just for cats anymore

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