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Almost a century before there were animal lingos on the internet, there was a cockroach in New York City who wrote poetry for the newspaper. The cockroach lived in the office of the columnist Don Marquis, who wrote for the New York Sun; according to Marquis, after he left the office for the day, the […]more
A new internet language has cropped up in recent years: birbspeak, which purports to communicate the thoughts of birds. Popular purveyors of birbspeak include the Twitter account Birds Rights Activist, which has over 371,000 followers, the Facebook account Birb, which had some 12,000 followers, and the website Important Birds. An animal language on the internet […]more
Our subject today is DoggoLingo, an internet language whose star (Sirius, obviously) has been steadily on the rise. Like LOLCat – which has long been the most famous comic language on the web, a convention used to ventriloquize pictures of felines captured in human-like attitudes – DoggoLingo usually appears alongside an image. Unlike LOLCat, however, […]more