A picture of a kitty with a funny caption, there are Lolcat, Loldog, Lolrus (Lol walrus) & lolbunny
"I can has cheezburger"
"i has a bukkit"
"noooooooo they be stealin mah bukkit"
"yuu wakez me up to make a lolcat? wtf?"
A photo of a cat doing a seemingly-innocuous thing, with large text superimposed. Sort of an offshoot of the orly owl. Also called cat macros
"I made you a cookie but I eated it", "ceiling cat is watching you masturbate", and "I see what you did there" are good examples of lolcats.
The phenomenon of pasting captions in large text onto pictures of cats. The captions are a specific blend of:
1) txt msg text (shortcuts like "ur" for "your")
2) bad English-Asian translations (like the classic "all your base are belong to us")
3) common typing mistakes (like "!!!!1" and "ZOMG" and "teh")
4) misspellings (like "cheeze")
5) spam shortcuts (like substituting "5" for "S" and "3" for "e")
May I have some food, please?
might translate to, in lolcats:
i can has t3h kibbls plz??
Photographs of cats in compromising situations with captions describing the innermonologue of the pictured cat. The text is usually grammatically incorrect and relies on internet slang or "im" speak.
lolcat : A picture of a cat with burgeoning eyes and text reads "Can I haz cheesburgah?"
Pictures of cats that make people forget about committing suicide. DEY NOM ON CHEEZBURGERZ!
Britney Spears was going to kill herself after shaving her head, but then she saw a LOLCAT with an invincible sandwich.
A humorous picture of a feline, accompanied with a witty caption intended to create laughter.
Common lolcat photo: INVISIBLE BICYCLE
a series of cats photographed in any number of unfortunate or comedic happenings purely for our viewing pleasure with ill-spelt captions called LOLSpeak
LOLcat: Geek Squad iz equal opportunity employer
Oh hai tharemore...
So you want to speak lolcat? It isn't very easy and you may end up with some kitty scratches in the end. The purpose of this page is to offer help on proper lolcat syntax and grammar. Don't worry if you don't get it at first. It takes some practice but in the end you'll end up with proper lolcat that is both cute and funny.
This isn't fully written though. I shall be doing that soon. For now, if you really want a crash course go to icanhascheezburger and read the comments there. These are the experts. Yes, really.
Here we go!
General Spelling Rule: Homonymous Misspellings
While some of the rules about spelling pertain to common typing errors, baby-talk, kindergarten misspellings and community-specific mannerisms found on online message boards, the important skill is to learn when using lolspeak is how to borrow the spelling of certain parts of one word to misspell another word that shares certain phonetic sounds (or that just rhymes).
You can mix them around like this:
ghost -> goast or ghoast (borrowing from "toast" or "coast")
feet -> feat (borrowing from "meat" or "heat")
moan -> mown (borrowing from "own" or "mow")
crowd -> croud (borrowing from "cloud" or "found")
nothing -> nuthing (borrowing from the typical sound of the letter "u" as in "umbrella" or "hut")