Linguistic analysis of LOLspeak

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    Dec 11, 2011 11:51 PM GMT

    I can has language play: Construction of Language and Identity in LOLspeak from Lauren Gawne on Vimeo.

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    Dec 11, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    That video presentation is definitely not for bitchy and whiny prescriptivists.

    Nevertheless, what a fascinating presentation! That added a whole other dimension to LOLspeak I never really thought about.
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    Dec 12, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    It's been kinda in the back of my mind when I read lolspeak (like teh being the formalization of a typo, eated being how arbitrary the past tenses of irregular verbs are, and moar/furst/hai/sayed being just phonetic spelling of English words).

    But to put it in a lecture...that's just too much free time in those linguistic departments.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Deconstructing something is the one of the first steps to making annoying memes go away. Another is witnessing your parents do it.
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    Dec 12, 2011 4:26 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDeconstructing something is the one of the first steps to making annoying memes go away. Another is witnessing your parents do it.

    That's so true!!!1

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    Dec 12, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    I can haz cliffnotez?
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    Dec 12, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    Tht wuz l33t. Eyez liek omgz! Haxxor, wtfbbq? Hoe dis bish no bout mah langugez?

    Learned a new word.

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    Dec 12, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    http://speaklolcat.com/?from=what+a+crock+of+shit

    (how's that for internets savvy?)
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    Dec 12, 2011 6:23 AM GMT
    i would give those students a C. it's not "lolcat speak" as the usage is actually a patois.
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    Dec 12, 2011 6:33 AM GMT
    20 plus minutes of intellectual drivel reduced.

    Language is fluid and creative.

    My comment, not necessarily accurate,

    Lolspeak is a modern answer to Esperanto
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    Dec 12, 2011 6:41 AM GMT
    theantijock saidhttp://speaklolcat.com/?from=what+a+crock+of+shit

    (how's that for internets savvy?)


    WUT I WANTS IZ TRANZLATOR DAT TRANZLATEZ LOLCAT INTO ENGLISH.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidDeconstructing something is the one of the first steps to making annoying memes go away.


    Hurry, please, make it go away.

    I'll buy when they come out with new & improved, fast-acting deconstructivism.

    alexander7 said20 plus minutes of intellectual drivel ...


    The deconstructivists have brought us the sublime, useful & pleasing even on practical levels.

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    But also the ridiculous which when combined with intellectual laziness makes for a perfectly good excuse to vomit.

    Early in the days of corporate downsizing re-engineering, the fortune five employing me put us through a year or two of deconstructive hell. Phase I included a few weeks of documenting every single thing we did during the day. How many minutes you spent on each call, what was discussed, blafuckingbla. I timed and reported how long it took me to wipe my ass.

    Then came the firings. Effectively everybody. We had to reapply for our own jobs back. My geographical area lost about 80% of our staff. Imagine how fun the work loads were after that. Before cranking up our new (in name alone) positions, we were sent off to a secluded company camp for two freaking weeks of being fed back all the shit that we already knew. They had taken the info from their efficiency studies, deconstructed it, and made out as if they'd discovered something we didn't already know.

    It was so fucking fake. Nobody was fooled. Everyone was pissed off. Morale dropped into the toilet. A few years later I left, On making a visit to a regional office to say hello, I'd found it had gotten even worse. So much dissatisfaction among my old colleagues. Very sad. And stupid. Because it didn't have to be like that. But they stifled creativity in their attempt to de-evolve everyone into a replaceable monkey.

    Now it is in education. Anyone with half a brain who listens to that clip hears nothing but babbling bullshit. This is what passes for being intellectual today. Not coming up with your own thoughts, but desconstructing the thoughts of others. Monkey see. Monkey say.
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    Dec 12, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    dis thred iz stoopid icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 12, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    theantijock saidEarly in the days of corporate downsizing re-engineering, the fortune five employing me put us through a year or two of deconstructive hell. Phase I included a few weeks of documenting every single thing we did during the day.
    I remember this from our year of "Total Quality Management" ™.

    Teams were formed. Doing things the Japanese way. And something about the Seven Habits of Highly Successful People ©. Oh, the company went downhill after that. I quit soon after.
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    Dec 12, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    Yes, hard not to remember the teams. I was one of the prototypes, working to find better ways of getting the job done. Before, we'd get rewarded for saving or making the company money back when they had integrity and recognized individual intellectual rights.

    But then the capitalists realized they could scarf up even more if they communalized the efforts of their employees such that ideas were no longer seen as the contribution of individuals but as the product of a group. And you don't have to give out bonuses or percentages to a group.

    I used to be so proud to work there.

    When I left they were considering me for one of the new efficiency positions. I would have been traveling around the country, figuring out how to do the same jobs with less people, upsetting lives of those let go and making the lives of those who remained effectively more difficult or certainly with less support of colleagues. I think I would have done an excellent job with that, but I didn't see that it would make me happy. I left too.