The LOLCat Bible Translation Project

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We've covered LOLCats before (including Miss C.'s hit LOLCat of Death post), but now things have gotten a little out of hand. The phenomenon of LOLCat Grammar has now matured enough to support a translation of the Bible into LOLCat language. Seriously. Check it out: LOLCat Bible Translation Project.

The site is just getting started, but there's already plenty of material on there. And if you're into LOLCats (or Biblical translation), you can create an account and help with the translation! Note that the site expects readers to be familiar with popular LOLCat idioms like Ceiling Cat (warning -- slightly mature content), who stands in for God in most of the translations. Here are some examples of early work from the the LOLCat Bible Translation Project:

Genesis 1

  1. Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat waz invisible, & he maded the skiez & da earths, but he no eated it.
  2. The earths wus witout shapez & wus dark & scary & stufs, & he rode invisible bike over teh waterz.
  3. & Ceiling Cat sayz, i can haz lite? & lite wuz.
  4. & Ceiling Cat sawed teh lite, to seez stufs, & seperatered the lite form dark & stufs but taht wuz ok cuz cats can seez in teh dark & not tripz ovr nethin.

First Epistle to the Corinthians

  1. Ceiling Cat sez, "Paul, you be Jesus bro, cuz i like datz."
  2. Hai to youz who iz in ur Corinth, likin ur Ceiling Cat, and to evri wonz else who sayz Jesus is da man.
  3. cheezburgrz for all of youz
  4. i alwayz thx Ceiling Cat for you.
  5. Ceiling Cat givz you all you needz.
  6. because you liek Jesus.
  7. u haz all teh cheezburgz u needz while u waitz for Jesus to come down from teh ceiling.
  8. Ceiling cat will givez you cheezeburgrz, so you no eated cookiez.
  9. Ceiling Cat never forgetz! O yeah An he sez "plz hang with mah boy Jesus kthnx"
  10. evribodi get along plz?
  11. bcz Chloe telled on u! u r OMG fightin!

Ruth 1

  1. In teh dayz of judges, no foodz. Man from Bethlehem (dat in Judah) is has wife 'n too sonz and leave for Moab.
  2. Man is Elimelech. Wife iz Naomi. Sonz names don't matter, they dies soon anways lolz. They livez in Moab now.
  3. Elimelech dies, Naomi is widowe. Still gots two sunz.
  4. Sons has gots wives now, Orpah n' Ruth. Family livs in Moab for tene yers and
  5. Sunz dies lolz. Naomi now widowe with no sunz.
  6. She hears that Ceiling Cat help his pepples by givin thems cakes n' pies n' cheezebrgrs kthx. Naomi is gets doghters n' goes bak to Israel.
  7. Thems all leave home on the roadz to teh Judahs.
  8. Naomi sez "Kthx, but yuz go home to yur momz. May teh Ceiling Cat give all of you happy 'n stuff as yous have shown yours dead n' me.
  9. "May Ceiling Cat givez you will finds sleeps n' more mens 'n stuffs, kthxbye." She kised thems and all cried lolz.

Go forth and read the rest, if you dare.

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