03 December 2007

But I think it’ll be a long time before we see the Lolcat Koran....

It’s been translated into just about every earth language plus Klingon so I should not be surprised that the Bible is being translated into Lolcat (My thanks to Andree and the excellent Meeyauw for drawing this to my attention).

On the face of it translating the Bible into Lolcat does seem to be a little pointless. I’m not sure if there are any cats out there who can actually speak it, let alone read it (but what do I know? There may be whole tribes of kitty pidgin speaking cats just waiting to hear the good news...).

This is how Psalm 23 translates into Lolcat:

1 Ceiling Cat iz mai sheprd (which is funni if u knowz teh joek about herdin catz LOL.) He givz me evrithin I need.

2 He letz me sleeps in teh sunni spot an haz liek nice waterz r ovar thar.

3 He makez mai soul happi an maeks sure I go teh riet wai for him. Liek thru teh cat flap insted of out teh opin windo LOL.

4 I iz in teh valli of dogz, fearin no pooch, bcz Ceiling Cat iz besied me rubbin' mah ears, an it maek me so kumfy.

5 He letz me sit at teh taebl evn when peepl who duzint liek me iz watchn. He givz me a flea baff an so much gooshy fud it runz out of mai bowl LOL.

6 Niec things an luck wil chase me evrydai an I wil liv in teh Ceiling Cats houz forevr.

All harmless stuff but personally I like to think our four masters would use Received Pronunciation (I have always imagined Ted speaking in clipped tones a la George Sanders and Bebe sounding like Celia Johnson in Brief Encounter) and would thus prefer to read the King James bible if they were ever that way inclined....

I would imagine, however, that translating the Koran into Lolcat would raise more than a few hackles... “Thayrz no Ceiling cat but... “ Err I think, somehow, that it would go down like a brick budgie.

12 comments:

Therealisttruest (aka RealTrue) said...

Right! I don't think that would be tolerated. After all some Muslims wanted to behead someone for letting children name a teddy bear Muhammed. Touchy, touchy. Well I have to go, my daughter is asking for her Jesus cat, err bear.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I think its an absolute abomination. The outrage!

Well thats really only because I have a hard enough time deciphering the way Bible text is normally without throwing in the headache writing that is lolcat. I'm glad that we don't receive the answers to our prayers in lolcat. I'd have to ask over and over again for a repeat and run the risk of being smote down.

jams o donnell said...

If someone tried it then there would be a lot of hotheads out baying for blood

LOL ewbl, I think locat would make a lot of heads hurt. THen again would god sound wrathful talking pidgin kitty?

tyger said...

Please, someone, shoot me.

Liz said...

That's brill! Have they dun won for dawgz? I could read it to George.

ohmigosh! The word verification must be in klingon. There's no way I can un-jam those letters!

(I was right! I couldn't. Let's try again.) (And again!)

jams o donnell said...

I don't know but I wonder how they would do it for dogs! In the meantime keep up with reading the St James's version to George!

Andrée said...

Our prayers answered in lolcat is a cool thought. But you got me worried now about others who may ind offense in this harmless translation. But then I'd be caving in to the fundamentalism that is rife nowadays.

jams o donnell said...

I think it's a harmless and amusing translation Andree. It certainly amuses me. TO hell with the fundis, they would find any excuse to vent their wrath.

Anonymous said...

Thar iz no cieling aminul cept cieling cat, an mewhammad iz hiz proffet.

jams o donnell said...

Haha putti plush!

DarkDragonfly. said...

I'm a muslim.... just a 'normal in the head one'... and i would be so pleased if the Quran was translated into lolcat..

I recently found genesis..and it actually made a really bad day a whole lot better...

And as for wanting to kill someone for calling a teddy bear mohammed...that was possibly the stupidest thing i heard in my life..I might call my tamagochi Jesus and see what treatment i get ( im in the europe) :P

Darkdragonfly said...

Also i just noticed putti plush's comment and...

BAHAHAHHA XD

Also

In teh Name of Ceiling Cat..Most greatest and bestest and stuffs.

Der is no Ceiling Cat but..ceiling Cat..and al teh oder ceiling cats is lies.