The History Of Caturday

The History Of Caturday

by Amanda Blain

Why are all these cats in my stream every Saturday? Because it’s Caturday Folks! But just what IS the furry friend holiday all about?

Caturday has been around since roughly 2006. For some perspective that’s older than the public version of Facebook, Twitter and almost as old as You Tube. The tradition is pretty simple. On Saturdays, people on various websites, (starting with 4chan and gaining mass popularity on site “I Can Has Cheezburger”) people would post pictures of cats with funny text know as “lolspeak”. Lolspeak is a type of broken English, generally grammatically incorrect, almost a type of “baby talk”, that can often included well known internet memes. This adds to the humor as you can sort of imagine the cat speaking in that “child like way” to explain the situation it is displayed in.

Putting cats in funny poses with funny text actually dates back to the 1800’s such as the example “Five O’clock Tea” below from photographer Harry Whitter Frees.

Caturday is a fun, cute way to express a very old internet tradition. So why not partake? Create your own funny lolcat picture and share with G+!

Now you know!

Caturday Maker –> http://memegenerator.net/memes/search?q=cat

#caturday #meme #caterday #lolspeak #nowyouknow #themoreyouknow

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Jack Continent
Jack Continent
10 years ago

..where's my cup..

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10 years ago

cute

Francis Cerrón Mendoza
Francis Cerrón Mendoza
10 years ago

is not caturday…
is #revangeofthefifth

Magnus Fahlén
Magnus Fahlén
10 years ago

Thanks +Amanda Blain … ^^

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

+Bobbi Jo Woods +Joseph Lee +stephanie wanamaker +Shirese Louie 🙂

stephanie wanamaker
stephanie wanamaker
10 years ago

+Amanda Blain thanks for explanation still dont like it though LOL

Shirese Louie
Shirese Louie
10 years ago

I have nothing against Caturday…I do hate they "talk" like that. Sorry. I envision my cat with perfect grammar.

Bobbi Jo Woods
Bobbi Jo Woods
10 years ago

Oh, +Amanda Blain – I LOVE YOU. And so does +Caturday!

Caturday
Caturday
10 years ago

O YES. YESH, I DO LUFF +Amanda Blain ?
WIF AWL MY FURRY LIL HARTZ

LUZ DARY CHAGUALA DIAZ
LUZ DARY CHAGUALA DIAZ
10 years ago

tan hermoso tan divino no es genial

Robert Misner
Robert Misner
10 years ago

And knowing is half the battle. Apparently the other half is cat pictures, but still.

Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee
10 years ago

This needs to be a "The More You Know!"

LUZ DARY CHAGUALA DIAZ
LUZ DARY CHAGUALA DIAZ
10 years ago

x-(

Caturday
Caturday
10 years ago

+Joseph Lee Y U NO CIRCLE CATURDAY? I LUFF YOO

+Amanda Blain TENK U FOR CIRCLING ME!

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

ha added +Joseph Lee 😀

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

+matthew rappaport … ?'s caturday too

Joseph Lee
Joseph Lee
10 years ago

+Caturday I have circled you, my body is ready

Rajendra Nath Mehrotra
Rajendra Nath Mehrotra
10 years ago

So life without cats is meaninless…

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

Pretty Much… +Rajendra Nath Mehrotra my cat is super important to me 🙂

Samia Elsaid
Samia Elsaid
10 years ago

cats r always fun,i love em

Soso Perez
Soso Perez
10 years ago

lol

Rebecca Schofield
Rebecca Schofield
10 years ago

YaY! #caturday !

Soso Perez
Soso Perez
10 years ago

Hahaha

Jake Kern
Jake Kern
10 years ago

BRILLIANT!!!

Eliane Santos
Eliane Santos
10 years ago

Is beautifulllllllll…

Kingsley Stevens
Kingsley Stevens
10 years ago

i so love cats

Keith Hair
Keith Hair
10 years ago

Happy Caturday everyone.

Soso Perez
Soso Perez
10 years ago

Totally funny

Christopher Lira
Christopher Lira
10 years ago

I think it's time for good ok Lira to "caturize" this day 😉

Christopher Lira
Christopher Lira
10 years ago

Then again maybe not lol

Adam Waite
Adam Waite
10 years ago

This "Caturday" thing makes me think there's no hope left in humanity.

Soso Perez
Soso Perez
10 years ago

Wat??

Sophia Cartledge
Sophia Cartledge
10 years ago

+Soso Perez SoSo's my nickname too!

Sophia Cartledge
Sophia Cartledge
10 years ago

Hey guys, guess what? It's..it's….Cince de Mayo!!!! And by the way Ms. Amanda, Happy Caturday to ya too!!!

Maribeth Miller
Maribeth Miller
10 years ago

ok then

Wayne Radinsky
Wayne Radinsky
10 years ago

Lolspeak is not grammatically incorrect! It just has a different grammar.

The whole Bible has been translated into lolspeak, see http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Genesis_1

The site has pages explaining how to translate between English and lolspeak, see http://www.lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=How_to_speak_lolcat

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

+Linda Dee 🙂

rose kaetzel
rose kaetzel
10 years ago

so cute

Amanda Blain
Amanda Blain
10 years ago

I'm attempting to appeal to the masses +Wayne Radinsky 🙂 and to the average new user.. the 'spelling mistakes' turn a lot of people off caturday.. I'm informing thats part of the culture/fun :)?

Wayne Radinsky
Wayne Radinsky
10 years ago

Oh, so I'm just being a 'cat grammar nazi'

rose kaetzel
rose kaetzel
10 years ago

so cute

Ben Namovicz
Ben Namovicz
10 years ago

happy caturday

Juan Tangarife
Juan Tangarife
10 years ago

jajajja

ANITA GHAFFARI
ANITA GHAFFARI
10 years ago

cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee

khalid mir
khalid mir
10 years ago

nic dear,i luv dis

barbara mudlaff
barbara mudlaff
10 years ago

koty to istne gwiazdy fotografii

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis
10 years ago

ujie persnity uiopok

barbara mudlaff
barbara mudlaff
10 years ago

nie wiem co piszesz ale mnie te fotki podobaj? si?

oled ahmed
oled ahmed
10 years ago

Ilove cat

Yixian Bao
Yixian Bao
10 years ago

Cats

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