IM is sweeping the world but it's a whole new vocabulary. Feeling old and out of touch? Try the AOLer Translator.

via Sean

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What if Lincoln had delivered the Gettysburg address via AOL Instant Messenger?

FOURSCORA AND SEVEN Y3ARS AGO OUR FATHERS BROUGHT FORTH UPON THIS CONTIENNT A NU NATION CONCEIEVD IN LIEBRTY AND DEDICAETD 2 DA PROPOSITION TAHT AL M3N R CR3AETD 3QUAL
11!!1!1! OMG WTF NOW W3 R ANGAEGD IN A GR3AT CIVIL WAR T3STNG WHETHER TAHT NATION OR ANY NATION SO CONCEIEVD AND SO DADICAETD CAN LONG ENDURE111!!! OMG WTF LOL W3 R M3T ON A GREAT BATLAFEILD OF TAHT WAR111!! OMG LOL W3 R M3T 2 DEDICAET A PORTION OF IT AS TEH FINAL RESTNG PLAEC OF THOSE WHO GAEV THERE LIEVS TAHT TAHT NATION MIGHT LIEV111!1!!1 OMG LOL IT IS AL2GATHER FITNG AND PROP3R TAHT W3 SHUD DO THIS
1!1! OMG WTF BUT IN A LARGAR S3NSE WE CANOT D3DICAET W3 CANOT CONSECRAET WA CANOT HALOW THIS GROUND!!!!1 OMG DA BRAEV M3N LIVNG AND DAAD WHO STRUGLAD HARE HAEV CONSACRAETD IT FAR ABOV3 OUR POR POWAR 2 AD OR DETRACT
!111 OMG LOL DA WORLD WIL LITLE NOTE NOR LONG REMEMBR WUT WE SAY HARA BUT IT CAN NEVAR FORG3T WT DID HERE11!1!!! IT IS FOR US DA LIVNG RATHAR 2 B DEDICAETD HER3 2 TEH UNFINISH3D WORK TAHT THEY HAEV THUS FAR SO NOBLY CAREID ON!!1! LOL IT IS RATHAR FOR US 2 B HERE DEDICAETD 2 DA GREAT TASK R3MANENG BFOR3 US TAHT FROM THESA HONORED D3AD WE TAEK INCREAESD D3VOTION 2 TAHT CAUSE FOR WHICH TH3Y GAEV THEYRE LAST FUL M3ASURE OF D3VOTION TAHT WA H3RE HIGHLY RESOLVE TAHT THESA DAAD SHAL NOT HAEV DEID IN VANE TAHT DA NATION SHAL UNDAR GOD HAEV A NU BIRTH OF FREDOM AND TAHT GOV3RNMENT OF TEH PEOPL3 BY TEH P3OPLE FOR DA PAOPLA SHAL NOT PERISH FROM TEH EARTH!!1!1!! OMG WTF

...and let this wonderful thig SING your translation! check it out

http://www.sr.se/cgi-bin/P1/src/sing/default.asp

Angst of a modern Hamlet:

2 B OR NOT 2 B TAHT IS DA QUESTION1!!!1 OMG WTF

Haha that is priceless.

I know I can't understand it, because I am too old......

Great find - I used to coach little league and a lot of the kids on the team still IM me. Now I'll know what the heck they are writing.

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