Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

LOL-kitteh: the new bastard language-child of l33t, Cute Overload, and texting

One day, this will be Standard English. OMG wau!! Dat beesings a kiti vary ful ov tewtul kutenis!! Bees wif da lukingz!! Omg him gotz da bowwagez on himz hed lyk WTF?!? OMG I tewtul wuntz to grabz dat kiti and fuzziez himz awl ovar…him sooooooo mooshy an fullz ov win!! Don werry lil kiti, I no eetz u! I luvz kitiz! I can has bunchiz ov dem! Mah kitiz luvz bowwagez too! YETH!! GIMME!! Kthxbai!”

See the Metafilter thread, where posters rightly point out that LOL-kitteh does not produce proper cat macro captions, according to the rules as perceived by Anil Dash.

If you’re completely at sea on this, don’t worry. Right now, the threat has been localized to a group of teens dexing-and-texting on their Sidekicks in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Indiana.

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Grant Barrett