Brooks (brooksmoses) wrote,

The internet is, in many ways, a marvelous thing.

Rolcats -- more properly Яolcats -- is a site that takes LOLcat images in Russian and "translates" them into English, typically with rather stereotypical In Soviet Russia types of jokes.

And then, in the comment threads, there are erudite conversations about the actual translations of the LOLcat texts, generally including debates about nuances and explanations of idioms (such as, in the one I linked to, the meaning of "white crow" as a phrase for someone who differs from everyone else) that provide a lot more than a simple literal translation would.

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