Twitter has announced LOLcat has been launched after a Hack Week project to raise awareness of their translate Twitter project. The Twitter community translation program allows “text strings” in the user interface to be translated.
LOL Cat Twitter Translation
Direct Messages = Direct Messujs. Kthaxbye!
New Message = New Messuj
Home = Hum
Discover = Discovr
Following = Followin
Who to Follow = Hoo 2 Follow
Expand = Expan. kthx
More = Moar
View Conversation = View Conversashun
Interactions = Interacshuns
Mentions = Menshuns
Email Notifications = Email Notificashuns
View My Profile Page = View mah profile puj
Language = Languuj
Tweet Location = Tweet Locashun
Add Location to My Tweets = Add Locashun to muh tweets
Translation Center = Translashun Centr
Let others find me by my email address = Let udders fin me by muh email address
Forgot your password = Foargot yur password
Cancel = Cancel. Kthx.
What other languages are next?
It’s possible that the emergence of LOLcat language that a whole new range of Twitter languages might be coming soon. I would expect these are the more likely languages that might be added soon if Twitter stops trying to claim proprietary rights of the text strings that are translated:
- Dwarvish (Lord of the Rings)
- Elvish (Lord of the Rinds)
- Sindarin (Lord of the Rings)
- Klingon (Star Trek)
- Vulcan (Star Trek)
- Wookie (Star Wars)
- Huttese (Star Wars)
- Simlish (SimNation)
- Dothrakl (Game of Thrones)
- Fremen (Frank Herbert’s Dune)
- Vampirese (Blade)
- Parseltongue (Harry Potter)
- Na’vi (Avatar)
Try LOLCat out
You don’t have to change your language settings to test the new language you can click this link to see how it looks in the screenshot of my account below.