My favorite way to sound silly.
I call it the Lolspeak Mystery.
Apologies to my brother-in-law, and anyone else who can't stand the lolcat craze, but I am a big icanhascheezburger.com fan. So is my husband, which often leads to interesting and bizarre conversations.
ME: Are we out of milk?
HUSBAND: Yeah, I drank the last of it.
ME: I has a sad. *gives husband sad pouty face*
HUSBAND: Ahh, the cute! My head asplode!
Part of it is the pictures of course. Some of them are just plain adorable. And some of them are hilarious.
But none of that explains why we TALK like this.
We are both intelligent, creative people who delight in using words well. Especially me. And yet between ourselves, we often lapse into this Internet shorthand. We find it unspeakably funny to shorten words and mangle grammar.
Can anyone tell me why that is?
Click on "Older Posts" for more random amusements!
Fabric art in the header by Carol Riggs.