I am not certain that I understand lolspeak or its origin, though I think it must have started at some point with texting teens. (I do understand that LOL is "laughing out loud.") I am quite certain that I do not understand the online phenomenon of lolcats, but they seem to be everywhere. Now, however, there is a lolcats Bible, titled LOLcat Bible: In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez an da Erfs n stuffs. You can find most of the lolcats Bible on the web also at the LOLcat Bible Translation Project. Here is a snippet of "translation" from the online lolcat Bible John 3:16-17:
"So liek teh Ceiling Kitteh lieks teh ppl lots and he sez 'Oh hai I givez u me only kitteh and ifs u beleeves him u wont evr diez no moar, kthxbai!'Cuz teh Ceiling Kitteh not snd hiz son 2 take all yur cookies, but so u cud maek moar cookies 4EVAR!"
I simply do not know what to make of this project, though I do think that naming God the "Ceiling Cat" is inspired...not inspired, inspired, but laugh out loud funny inspired. I think that Jesus is called the "Ceiling Kitteh."
Any thoughts? Can anyone shed more light on this project? I take it that the goal is humor, but can even more good than humor come from it? Or is this a sign of the degradation of our culture and the Bible? These questions come, I remind you, from the one who wants one only one translation of the Bible in English. But certainly lolspeak is not English, is it?
John W. Martens
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