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    Posted September 23, 2011 by
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    Translating Shakespeare into "lol speak"

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Nickelson shot this video detailing his plans to translate the complete works of The Bard into the online slang 'lolspeak.' 'I got the idea when a friend sent me a link to a website of lolcats with single quotes of Shakespeare lol'ed on them and thought, sure why not,' he said. 'Why not even more. Not just single lines but all of it, everything Shakespeare did?'
    - jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

    A project is underway to translate the Complete Works of William Shakespeare into a popular internet dialect known as "lol speak".

     

    "LOL" stands for Laugh Out Loud and is synonymous with humor across the web.  "Lol Speak" uses purposefuly bad grammer and mispellings to comedic effect and often acompanies images of cats in funny poses.

     

    This project is looking for help getting off the ground through the webstartup Kickstarter.com ().

     

    As the projects creator says: "The world needs more lols."

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