this is hilarious — a little app that translates regular ol’ english into “12 year-old AOLer language” (which, i would assume, merely means the texting/IMing shorthand teenagers have given themselves to.
i entered the little bio from my blog:
I’M MARK OESTREICHER
I work at Youth Specialties, a wonderful group of people committed to encouraging and resourcing youth workers. I’ve been married to Jeannie for 22 years, and have two great kids: Liesl (14) and Max (10).
and got this:
IMM MARK O3STR3ICHER
I WORK AT U SPECIALTEIS A WOND3RFUL GROUP OF P3OPL3 COMITED 2 ENCOURAGNG AND RASOURCNG U WORK3RS!1!111! OMG WTF IV3 BAN MAREID 2 J3ANEI FOR 2 Y3ARS AND HAEV TWO GRAAT KIDS LEISL (14) AND MAX (10)!1!!!!! OMG
i think what many of us could use sometimes is a translator that goes the other way around!
(ht to bob carlton)