Discover more about meow speak and proto-LOLcat thanks to Margaret Rhodes, “How Cats Became Rulers of the Interwebs”, Wired, 08 October 2015.
“EVERYONE KNOWS CATS rule the Internet. But you may not know that their takeover started 20 years ago, in online chatrooms. This particular community (of people, not cats) was characterized by its habit of using Meowspeak, a baby-talk dialect, to impersonate their cats”. Read more