I Can Has Language

This is an interesting presentation given at the University of Melbourne about the linguistic structure and validity of LOLspeak (i.e. “I can has cheezburger”). It’s about 20 minutes long, and is based on an academic paper, which probably seems kinda dull, but it makes some good points about how LOLspeak is community-driven, collaborative and creative (as language always is).

It gives an idea of how the media and memes of the internet have become more fully developed over the last few years, and how they are easily understood by savvy participants in internet culture. I thought it was definitely relevant to the topic of this blog, and kind of an interesting thing to watch if, you know, you’ve ever wondered about the LOLcat Bible…

(via The Daily What)