Archive for LOLspeak

GOLD! The academic linguistics of LOLspeak

HT to @jim_croft and thanks to Boing Boing.

BTW this bears out my notion that Why LOLcats are important.

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

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The LOLs Prayer

Warlach talks to Ceiling Cat
Sometimes when you’re having a bad day the only recourse is Ceiling Cat:

Our Cat, who art in ceiling,
Hallowed be thy LOLs.
Thy cheezeburger come.
Thy wants be done,
On floor as it is in ceiling.
Give us this day our daily Noms.
And forgive us our do not wants,
As we forgive those who do not want against us.
And lead us not into curiousness,
But deliver us from basement cat.
For thine is the cheezeburger,
and the bucket,
and the LOLs,
for evers and evers.
Kthxbai.

(Hat tip: Warlach and NickHodge)

Philip Argy – no such thing as a free lunch


I went to Philip Argy‘s retirement lunch today, it was strange to be amongst the legal glitterati of Sydney and it was very kind of Phil to invite me. Special guests were former Chief Justice, Sir Laurence Street, and Senator Helen Coonan (who assured us she was not presently suffering from “relevance deprivation”). I refrained from throwing any food at either guest speaker (in spite of various tweets requesting it).

Many people drew word pictures of Phil’s character (determined, resolute) and his demeanour (hyperactive, argumentative) and all of this rang true for me. But for me the thing that I’ve always enjoyed (apart from the chocolate milkshakes) is the inquiring mind and willingness to explore new ideas. It’s what makes Phil a great lunch or dinner partner.

But it was when I realised that Phil has yet to be introduced to the LOLspeak and LOLcat memes that this post had to be done. Phil you need to check out to icanhascheezburger to successfully deconstruct my good wishes from lunchtime today.

On a more serious note, Phil is an eminent lawyer in the areas of intellectual property, science, technology and competition law. He has been a quite geeky type who still programs, and has done much public service for the ICT industry as well as being a former ACS el presidente, and many other eminent person type of things.

By Carruthers via Aide-mémoire