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Nick and I decided that the LOLcats needed an avant-garde. Who better to serve this purpose than a bunch of raccoons... who apparently speak Latin?

Lorem Ipsum, baby.

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This is probably more fun to do than to read. I posted some translations (and de-l33tifications) in the comments.

And yay! We have feline approval!

Vero! Conventus est habeo nullus pallidus obuncus fructus. Habemus nullus pallidus obuncus fructus hodie.

I recognise "lorem ipsum" is the beginning of typsetters greeking. But this looks like it actually says something. Where can I find translations?


Ahh, nevermind. "Lorem ipsum" itself is fragmented. I should have remembered that. *sigh*


The first couple are lorem ipsum, but most of them ARE actual Latin. I should probably put translations beneath them, or at least un-mis-spelt versions.

Translations (highlight to read):

This one is just the start of Lorem Ipsum, which is gibberish.

This is a bigger block of Lorem Ipsum pseudo-Latinate gibberish.

"I came, I saw, I conquered." - Julius Caesar describing a decisive victory.

Qui tacet consentire? "Silence implies consent."

Audaces fortuna iuvat. "Fortune favors the bold!"

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? "Who watches the watchmen?"

aliquid ex ea commodi consequatur? "...except to obtain some advantage from it?"
This is a fragment of the Latin text that "Lorem Ipsum" is a garbled copy of.

Cur ante tubam tremor occupat artus? "Why should fear seize the limbs before the trumpet sounds?"

"Eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow" (similar to the English proverb "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush")

Venite post me et faciam vos fieri piscatores pisces "Come with me and I will make you fishers of fish" (a distorted Biblical quote)

"Mountains will be in labour, and a ridiculous mouse will be born" - that is, 'so much work for so little'.

"All things change, and we change with them"

Modo oblectamentum est.

Finally, an avant-garde movement with beady eyes, small dextrous paws, and masks.

From online somewhere

Mater tua tam obesa est ut cum Romae est, urbs habet octo colles

("Your mother is so fat, when she's in town, Rome has eight hills")

It's like an addiction :D

oh man. Couldn't let that one pass.

mater tua ...
(Apologies for the crappy image and big filesize; at work and limited to Comic Life/screenshot/Preview.)

Re: It's like an addiction :D

and also, mad props to our hostess for <III. Which is enough concentrated awesome to make small animals fall over twitching.

auri sacra fames: "Accursed hunger for gold! (What won't we do for it?)"

auribus teneo lupum: "I hold a wolf by the ears." (ancient expression for a dangerous predicament, similar to our "tiger by the tail.") I could have further changed it to canem but I think that to be so literal would bury the reference too much.

I just found this while googling foreign-language lolcats, et mihi magnopere placet.

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