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LOLCODE is an esoteric programming language, meaning its purpose is to be entertaining or educational rather than useful. The language was invented in 2007 by a researcher named Adam Lindsay as a response to the then-new “LOLCAT” internet memes. 🐱

This is a real programming language with catchphrases like I CAN HAS and KTHXBYE in place of traditional programming keywords.

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Fun fact: The stars of the lolcat memes (shown on the right) are some of Codecademy team members’ furry friends!

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