Saturday, October 17, 2009

What is/are LOLCATS?

For all my readers wondering what the term lolcats mean:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A lolcat image
A lolcat (pronounced
LOLL-kat, with the "lol" not being an initialism), 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" 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".[1] A synonym for "lolcat" is cat macro, since the images are a type of image macro.[2] Lolcats are designed for photo sharing imageboards and other internet forums.
The term lolcat gained national media attention in the United States when it was covered by
Time,[3] which wrote that non-commercialized phenomena of the sort are increasingly rare, stating that lolcats have "a distinctly old-school, early 1990s, Usenet feel to [them]"."

Thank you wiki, you can stop now...

I had seen these pictures of cats all over the place on the net, and was wondering what that was all about. Especially the language had me puzzled. But they write it wrong on purpose, now I get it. :)

As most of you know, I have a very photogenic cat, named Eskimo. Last night, I was bored so I was looking at lolcats at, and I found a place where you can make your own lolcats. What fun! (Note: I was reeeeallllly bored)

So, come take a look at my very own lolcats:


  1. Wow...I just learned something new!

  2. Hi!
    Wow! Der Video von deinen kleinen Neffen ist so lustig! Die Fotos von Eskimo sind auch toll.
    Ich wünsch euch ein schönes Wochenende! <3
    Lieben Gruss Julia


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