Guide to LOLCats – Grammar
LOLcats are notoriously bad at spelling and the use of grammar.
Even the clever ones are rarely an exception.
There is a certain skill in writing like a cat and not like an idiot ‘txt spkr’.
Cats misspell a lot of words but unlike text speak this not just an attempt to abbreviate. the best way to determine if you’re writing like a cat is to repeat (in your head or otherwise) what you has said in a high pitched voice.
If it sounds like a cat or a baby then it’s probably LOLcat speak. If it sounds liek something you has got to decipher then it is no LOLcat speak.
Some basic word changes are below, but these words can be spelled correctly and still be LOLcat speak depending on how many other words are misspelled. Cat’s won’t change so many words as to sound stupid.
Hi = hai
Like = liek
Has = have
I am = I is or I’z
They = dey
That = dat
As with any language the best way to be learnings is by being immersed in it. The more you can be readings LOLcat speak they more you will be learnings it.
If you want to see what a normal sentence would look like in LOLcat speak just type it into the comment box below and it will automatically translate it for you.