February 15, 2014

"In this sense, doge really is the next generation of LOLcat, in terms of a pet-based snapshot of a certain era in internet language."

"We’ve kept the idea that animals speak like an exaggerated version of an internet-savvy human, but as our definitions of what it means to be a human on the internet have changed, so too have the voices that we give our animals. Wow."

17 comments:

rhhardin said...

Fire dog

NotquiteunBuckley said...

His or her "certain era" sucks.

What matters, what's most important to me, is coming up with a beginning (and all other text) to the ending of my book's tittle ": A Doggy's Tail Tale."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Wagging Away: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

"Bandwagging: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Wags Abound: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

Goddess of the Classroom said...

My son was telling me about this yesterday. My first thought was, "It should be spelled 'doag'; 'doge' is the elected leader of Italian city-states such as Venice." I just googled it, and the current usage is the first several hits. Sigh.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Your Ultimate Guide To Wagging and Everything Else: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

"Waggy No More Tail: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Pliney The Young: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"The Magna Wagna: A Doggy's Tail Tale."

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

"Doge"? I've not heard of a doge outside Venice.

Mary Beth said...

I like doge but I usually feel more like Moon Moon.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"He is a little rat;
He's got the turds down pat."

Music.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

""One little ball;
always makes him fall."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Fall right in;
to a world of sin."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Fall so slow;
whomever is to know."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Work it all around;
into the ground."

dmdutcher said...

Much Althouse. Very blog. Such relevant. Wow.

I agree that doge does capture a very narrow snapshot of the net. Even down to the obsession over bitcoin, with dogecoin. History isn't kind to these microhistories, though. Today's doge is tomorrow's reaction guys or nyan cat.

halojones-fan said...

The problem is that "doge" is the result of racist charisture (making fun of Asian misunderstanding English) while LOLcats were not.