Nerd Werd of the Day: KTHXBAI

KTHXBAI: LOLspeak version of “OK, thanks! Bye”.

LOLspeak is a language that I wish I could master, though I find it, perhaps, more difficult to master than English!

As an example, here is a short Greek History Lesson written in LOLspeak:

Dis hystry, srsly. Nao lissin:

In de tiem ov Haydeez, a babeh wuz bornd. He wuz strongr denz Haydeez, so Haydeez toled hiz peepz to go pwnz hims.

Oh, BTW the babehs nam wuz Herculeez.

Soz they trid 2 pwnz him, but he only lostd his strengf. Cuz him wuz part gad doz idiotz. Soz they gaved himz to hyoomin pezints. I dun wan to sai all ov himz growin upz, soz we skip to when him 16. Soz, himz noc ovr stuffs by jus barli tuchin its! He suprmin.

Dhen, de pplz of de town, dey tyrd of Herculeez. Soz dey r lyke, “Herculeez, u must go. u 2 powrfil. Kthxbai.” an thin, lyke, Herculeez’z mortil dad waz lyke, “NOOOOOZ PLZ STAY! I giv u cheezburgr!” but Herculeez had 2 leev. Soz den, Herculeez leftid, banishd frm tha twn. Bai Herculeez. D:

The rest of this passage can be found at I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER’S SpeakLOLSpeak website.

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46 Responses to Nerd Werd of the Day: KTHXBAI

  1. sky l says:

    всё это взяло оборот вместе с сайтом ICHC гдето в 2006м если я правильно помню

  2. sky l says:

    OMGZ0RZ U R TEH WEEK. HAO CUM U CANS NOT MASTR TEH LAWLSPEEK? LAWLSPEEK R FUN N EESY. CUM2ME I TEECH U TEH LAWLSPEEK. not to be confused with l33tspeak, even though they share origins and grammar :)

  3. KTHXBAI Rocks! You highlighted an important aspect. Thanks


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  4. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

    Since day one, the telephone has allowed us to communicate perfectly. Now we text in garbage. Sheesh!

  5. originalistrick says:


  6. AllynTygrrr says:

    The funny/sad/best part is I don’t even remember the story of Hercules from presumably learning it in my youth. So therefore now this condensed lolcat speak version of it will do.

    This replaces my more recent mental reference to Hercules from the Nutty Professor b/c some of my close friends jokingly called me that in college.


  7. Evan Owen says:

    BTW, HFW is great therapy for nightmares and insomnia. :smile:

  8. Evan Owen says:

    The Serbs have figured out what to do with the “er” sound as in “word” and “work” — they just treat “r” as a vowel. So if you were “Srbski,” you’d write “wrd” and “wrk.” :cool:

  9. Evan Owen says:

    That reminds me…

    [Popol Vuh]
    [xchicatzibah] :razz:

  10. Evan Owen says:

    Dhis looks liek sumwun’s trieing tue riet English fonetikalee. Not u bad iedeeu, akchuealee. If English iz going tue bee dhu wrld langwij, wee shood riet it liek it soundz. :lol:

    • Bob says:

      The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

      As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as “Euro-English”.

      In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of “k”. This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome “ph” will be replaced with “f”. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

      In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

      Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

      Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent “e” in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

      By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as
      replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

      During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords kontaining “ou” and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

      Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

      Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas. :roll:

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  12. pat says:

    As I read the words, they remind me of [jazz scat] music.

    • leonard says:

      Thirty-one (game), a card game
      S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team, a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System by Natsume
      Human behavior
      Feces, a waste product produced in the digestive tract
      Coprophilia, a sexual fetish involving feces
      Scat singing, a kind of vocal improvisation common in jazz
      Scat Records, a record label….sourced from……………..1. The point at which something springs into being or from which it derives or is obtained.
      2. The point of origin, such as a [spring], of a stream or river.
      3. One that causes, creates, or initiates; a maker.
      4. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information: A re[port]er is only as reliable as his or her sources.
      5. Physics The point or part of a system where energy or mass is added to the system.
      v. [sour]ced, sourc·ing, sourc·es

  13. BigBhd95 says:

    lol as u Marina i have some trouble speaking or texting it :roll:
    i have no problem reading & understanding it :idea: in my last
    post i remarked that i like our dear teacher in any & all color hair :evil: :lol: :cool: B.B. :cool: :mrgreen:

  14. Che Mero says:

    Still trying to master English & Spanish. No time for [gibberish]

    Most new languages easier to learn before the age of 12. I’m a little past that. I’ll have to have it explain to me by my preteen nieces. :smile:

  15. Capman911 says:

    It sounds more like Ebonics.

  16. tonyb says:

    IN my wondering if Rasputin the priest was a good man becuase he helped overhtrow the Czar of Russia in the Russian Revolution, Pacific Garden Mission in chicago around 1990 had referred me indriectly to Amos the Prophet. It was the first Bible prophet I did a study on. Amos was a social justice prophet. He said the worship of God done by the unjust rich and probably the suburban people offended God and he rejected their offerings and prayers and fancy choirs. I think God did not hear the paryers of the Czar and his family before they were pui in front of the firing squad. God does care for the poor and the little guy. the letter from Pacific Garden homeless mission had to do with Amos and a quotation about God creating the contellations like Orion and the Pileades. When I was unemployed and disabled I did spend time looking at the stars and sky at night. I guess the ancients did too.

    • leonard says:

      Rasputin soon became a controversial figure, becoming involved in a paradigm of sharp political struggle involving monarchist, anti-monarchist, revolutionary and other political forces and interests. He was accused by many eminent persons of various misdeeds, ranging from an unrestricted sexual life (including raping a nun){[Thomas Szasz, A Lexicon of Lunacy: Metaphoric Malady, Moral Responsibility, and Psychiatry. Transaction Publisher, 2003. ISBN 9780765805065.} to undue political domination over the royal family.[citation needed]

      While fascinated by him, the Saint Petersburg elite did not widely accept Rasputin: he did not fit in with the royal family, and he and the Russian Orthodox Church had a very tense relationship. The Holy Synod frequently attacked Rasputin, accusing him of a variety of immoral or evil practices. Because Rasputin was a court official, though, he and his apartment were under 24-hour surveillance, and, accordingly, there exists some credible evidence about his lifestyle in the form of the famous “staircase notes” — reports from police spies which were not given only to the Tsar but also published in newspapers.

      According to Rasputin’s daughter, Maria, Rasputin did “look into” the Khlysty sect but rejected it. One Khlyst practice was known as “rejoicing” (радение), a ritual which sought to overcome human sexual urges by engaging in group sexual activities so that, in consciously sinning together, the sin’s power over the human was nullified.

      :roll: Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (Russian: Григорий Ефимович Распутин, IPA [grɪˈgorʲɪj jɪˈfʲimÉ™vʲɪʨ rɐˈspÊŠtʲɪn]) (22 January [O.S. 10 January] 1869 – 29 December [O.S. 16 December] 1916) was a Russian mystic who is perceived as having influenced the latter days of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II, his wife the Tsaritsa Alexandra, and their only son the Tsarevich Alexei. Rasputin had often been called the “Mad Monk”, :roll:

      Incidentally, his daughter Maria also claimed in her writing that her father had an unusually long penis.[citation needed] Rasputin is said to have been particularly appalled by the belief that grace is found through self-flagellation.

      Like many spiritually-minded Russians, Rasputin spoke of salvation as depending less on the clergy and the church than on seeking the spirit of God within. He also maintained that sin and repentance were interdependent and necessary to salvation. Thus, he claimed that yielding to temptation (and, for him personally, this meant sex and alcohol), even for the purposes of humiliation (so as to dispel the sin of vanity), was needed to proceed to repentance and salvation. Rasputin was deeply opposed to war, both from a moral point of view and as something which was likely to lead to political catastrophe.
      ____________……inner circle of society ladies.

      During World War I, Rasputin became the focus of accusations of unpatriotic influence at court; the unpopular Tsaritsa, meanwhile, was of German descent, and she came to be accused of acting as a spy in German employ.

      When Rasputin expressed an interest in going to the front to bless the troops early in the war, the Commander-in-Chief, Grand Duke Nicholas, promised to hang him if he dared to show up there. Rasputin then claimed that he had a revelation that the Russian armies would not be successful until the Tsar personally took command. With this, the ill-prepared Tsar Nicholas proceeded to take personal command of the Russian army, with dire consequences for himself as well as for Russia.

      While Tsar Nicholas II was away at the front, Rasputin’s influence over Tsaritsa Alexandra increased immensely.
      ———–be careful tonyb————christian science is your calling——– :???: :lol: :smile:

  17. packcat says:

    I must be important…. I got blocked on twitter!

  18. neuroway says:

    At first look LOLspeak seems to be some kind of funky klingonic dialect (without the я’s, but as soon as you take a closer look, its words start making sense…

  19. pedanticKarl says:

    hmm k iz thot evryBwdy sez eet liek diz lulz
    git simfniks gatta gitget eelektrnk git dwn
    haz de fture zawnd 4chan 4vr haz lulz :lol:

  20. Soul much…I love that pussy-cat :grin: Me-knowMAStER…speak with BAck and VERK :LOL: ussy-A :lol:

    • leonard says:

      I- :shock: :razz: :shock:

      Hippocrates of Cos or Hippokrates of Kos (ca. 460 BC – ca. 370 BC) – Greek: Ἱπποκράτης; HippokrátÄ“s was an ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the Western father of medicine


      e Hippocratic Oath is an old oath historically taken by doctors swearing to ethically practice medicine. It is widely believed to have been written by Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC)

      ____________Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa subspecies, see below), also known as snow cabbage, is a Chinese leaf vegetable often used in Chinese cuisine. The vegetable is related to the Western cabbage, and is of the same species as the common turnip. There are many variations on its name, spelling, and scientific classification…

      forgive me…

      Example loanwords Language Source word Source IPA Uyghur word Uyghur IPA English
      Persian افسوس /ɛfsuːs/ epsus ئەپسۈس /ɛpsus/ pity
      گوشت /goːʃt/ gösh گۆش /gøʃ/ meat
      Arabic ساعة /saːʕa/ saet سائەت /saʔɛt/ hour
      Russian велосипед [vʲɪləsʲɪˈpʲɛt] wélsipit ۋېلسىپىت /welsipit/ bicycle
      доктор [ˈdoktər] doxtur دوختۇر /doxtur/ doctor (medical)
      поезд [ˈpoɪst] poyiz پويىز /pojiz/ train
      область [ˈobləsʲtʲ] oblast ئوبلاست /oblast/ oblast, region
      телевизор [tʲɪlʲɪˈvʲizər] téléwizor تېلېۋىسور /telewizor/ television set
      Chinese 电视 diànshì [tiɛn˥˩ʂɨ˥˩] dyenshi ديەنشى /djɛnʃi/
      桌子 zhūozi [ʈ͡ʂuɔ˥˥t͡sɨ] joza جوزا /d͡ʒoza/ table

      …sourced from wikipedia :oops: :roll:

  21. animalntaz says:

    WTF?! Try speakin’ in pigeon bra. (I wouldn’t even understand if you translated that in Hawaiian slang talk.) :mrgreen:

  22. thebluearmy says:

    I understood all of that LOLspeak passage. :razz:

  23. Greatest Potential says:

    :smile: werkin it @ LOLZ

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