May 27, 2007

Lol Vincit Omnia

I'm way behind in posting readers' contributions of linguistic cat macros -- sorry to all -- but right now, you need to go read "I can hath cheezburger?" over at Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog. Here's how he describes his decision to create a set of "Lolpilgrimes" (his Miller is over on the right):

Al of my transportation of sundrie materials and makynge of accomptes hath left me but litel tyme for writing. Ywis, it hath left me but litel tyme for food, sleep or breathinge. And yet in this derke tyme of sorwe and tene, ich haue foond much deliit in the merveillous japeries of the internet. No thyng hath plesed me moore, or moore esed myn wery brayne than thes joili and gentil peyntures ycleped “Cat Macroes” or “LOL Cattes .” Thes wondirful peintures aren depicciouns of animals, many of them of gret weight and girth, the which proclayme humorous messages in sum queynte dialect of Englysshe (peraventure from the North?). Many of thes cattes (and squirreles) do desiren to haue a “cheezburger,” or sum tyme thei are in yower sum thinge doinge sum thinge to yt.

Posted by Mark Liberman at May 27, 2007 05:38 PM