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English citations of Caturday
Noun: "(Internet) Saturday, as the day of the week for posting lolcats"
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- 2007 — Dwight Silverman, "Web photo phenomenon centers on felines, poor spelling", Houston Chronicle, 5 June 2007:
- From what I can tell based on various blog posts — the most authoritative at LinguisticMystic.com, written by a Colorado linguistics student — they may have evolved from a practice called Caturday, in which cat lovers posted photos of their felines with funny captions on Saturdays.
- 2007 — Lev Grossman, "Lolcats Addendum: Where I Got the Story Wrong", Time, 16 July 2007:
- I had heard of Caturday when I wrote the piece, but I’d understood that it was a proto-lolcats practice that was different from the actual lolcats meme.
- 2008 — Lev Grossman, "The Master Of Memes", Time, 9 July 2008:
- Here's an example: there used to be a tradition on 4chan that every Saturday people would post pictures of cats. It was called Caturday.
- 2010 — Jon Kelly & Jude Sheerin, "The strange virtual world of 4chan", BBC News, 31 August 2010:
- Lolcats - images of anthropomorphic felines captioned with mis-spelt web-speak ("im in ur bed zleepin" and so on) - made their first appearance on the site, during its regular "Caturday" slot, but went on to dominate blogs and sites the length and breadth of the internet.
- 2011 — Quinn Norton, "Remember, Remember… Anonymous Celebrates the 5th of November", Wired, 6 November 2011:
- November 5 is a very special day for Anonymous, for this year Guy Fawkes Day and Caturday coincide.
- 2012 — Katherine Losse, The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network, Free Press, ISBN 9781451668254, page 148:
- When he and his wife began to have children, they nicknamed them after Internet memes like the lolcat holiday, Caturday.
- 2012 — Parmy Olson, We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency, Little, Brown and Company (2012), ISBN 9780316213530, unnumbered page:
- In 2005, users on /b/ had started encouraging each other to put funny captions under cute cat photos on Saturdays (or what became known as Caturday).
- 2012 — Elizabeth Fish, "Why Does The Internet Love Cats?", PCWorld, 4 January 2012:
- Cat memes gained additional popularity thanks to 4Chan's Caturday--each Saturday, members would upload funny photos of cats doing various things.