https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.

Ahhhhh new courses in the incubator: Pirate, Zombie and Lolcat!

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April 1, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/CaptainCody

Avast, me hearties! Yarrr!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

YOU ARE A PIRATE, YEAH! DO WHAT YOU WANT 'CAUSE A PIRATE IS FREE!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/stingerbee12

Just noticed that whenever you give someone a lingot, instead of the heart image, they replaced it with the actual lingot image.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Had to test it! I liked the hearts better.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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lol limewire

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marcocaramori
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Wow! Now I can watch zombie movies and understand all those grunts!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Yeah and now I can think of a real job as a pirate some day.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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You saying that is completely incongruous with your profile pic XD

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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=.= Dont judge a book by its cover. I will be the best pirate ever

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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Buona fortuna! :D

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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I'm leaning zombie! This is so cool! I will be able to say: "I love brains" in zombie. This will be so much more authentic than saying it in English! Yay :-)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

I applied to Lolcat.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mhtardis21

How did you apply? (Or do you mean the you applied to help make it? )

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

In the incubator.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/darioitoni

Me too. I wud like to lrn lolcatz.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kvakendorf

me too, already have the looks and now I will be able to speak zombie as well

they´ve even posted update

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre
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I guess a course for Gibberish would be the best though. ;) Because everyone on Duolingo would be able to contribute to it! ;) Ja‘um dê sooky mo‘apû Gibberish bukuhasa rêjê zosû‘e. ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Green_Duo

Gibberish for Russian speakers, spanish speakers, english speakers, etc. Everyone can speak gibberish! ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SabrinaPerez24

I love Snape <3 :D

April 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

I almost said it perfectly!!!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre
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Bo'e yuje rasasa koguduminohujwa am nô'u! Wunderum 15bimic! ;)

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

What does that even mean?!

April 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion
April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ernestd
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Now I will be able to play Monkey Island again understanding everything ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

Classic :D

Damn, I want to play that now!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre
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Lovely prank! Do you think I should apply for the Lolcat course? I'm quite fluent with it. ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Trang.
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Yeah why not? I was trying to talk to the contributor of that course, but seems that they no speak anglais :v. So you probably have to write the application form in lolcat language

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre
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Lol, I guess I'll have to do that ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

My application: teh hommins r stoopid. dey hav 2 lern lolcatz. if dey lern lolcatz den dey wil b able 2 comunikat wif us.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

I should apply for Lolcat too.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMaitre
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The more the merrier ;)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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What is Lolcat, exactly? When I saw the flag I thought it might be cat language (which would be funny) but then I saw your application... I don't know.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Also, are they actually going to make those courses? or is it just a prank? just not clear

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77
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https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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It's just a funny prank

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rubinger
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AHOY! Ya know, now I'll take me grog and sail t'seas! Arr, Duo! :)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/VStarTraveler

Love it! And (semi-) seriously, the Pirate course needs to make some great progress so it will be ready before International Talk Like a Pirate Day! For ye scurvy landlubbers and those mateys who aren't familiar with this beloved International holiday, that's September 19th.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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I'm not sure if they're serious or if it's an April Fools joke. Also, they should add ghost. I would so be a part of that.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CuriousAtanaa

Woo woooooooo wo woooo?

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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Woooo woo woooooo wo !

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Athenicuber

They should actually complete these courses.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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As the resident ninja, pirate, chef, who is also a neko but not on this type of site, I feel that I must sing us a song. I can't though so here is the song I would have sang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-aK-goln8 Enjoy it's piratiness!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori
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Ahh... those were the good days

April 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KatieRicks

Awesome prank! :)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

I HERD U LIKZ LOLCATZ

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Green_Duo

Lol cat wuld be pretty fun to lern. Considering that teh cats wil rul teh wurld somday.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

I agreez. Hole-hartadly.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

I like cats...................................................................wut?

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Senlando
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As fun of an April fools day joke it is, I really hope they put a real language up for this week. Every week one of the main things I have to look forward to is seeing what language will be put in incubator next and I would be sad if Pirate, Zombie, and Lolcats is all we get this week. please let it be Esperanto! :-)

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/seelian
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Can i know what kind of language is that? i never heard zombie lolcat & pirate this 3 kind language as well.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LucienBuhr

I wsh dis wuz reel cuz I ams fluunt in Lolcatz k?

December 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/yahoo3579
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ah wants alz (wuz dat lolcats?)

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Image for lolcatz, pirates, and zombie course pages


and

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkPanthress
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Love them all, but Lolcat is the best one. :D

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

So learning zombie.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

Classic! Je l'aime ! :-)

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Siebenundzwanzig

I'd actually love the pirate one. I really think Duolingo should go a bit further than the usual languages, ... what about morse code? Could totally see morse code being done on here. What about teaching dialects and accents, like Scottish? Heck, why not teach Klingon or something. Would be kewl to learn some slightly different and fun things.

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I think Klingon is actually on the list of the languages that will be added. They've mentioned it multiple times and in the preview image when they first announced the incubator the image of the flags included the constructed languages Esperanto and Klingon.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Siebenundzwanzig

That would be cool. I'd love to check out Esperanto.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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what really?

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Or they could do something really different......like Cat-ese!!!!!! Meow meow mew, purr meow mrrp!!!!!!!!!!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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oh that would be so funny...mrrp.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

mew?

April 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/yahoo3579
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Mew.

August 13, 2015

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I'd like to see Tolkien-like Elvish!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I'm sure that will eventually be added to. Elvish and Klingon have been a bit of a running joke because they will eventually be up there, but in one talk Luis said that the language they have requested the most by far is actually Esperanto, and he doesn't know what to make of that lol.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Right, Esperanto would indeed be a good idea.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RaviYOLO

They should do Mudkip as their next prank!

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Wow....

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Erven.R
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So the Moderators in the Pirate course are Cody and Coco, aren't they the dogs of Duolingo

April 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jaxon_Gerace

Arrrrgg! Guuuuunguuaaaaa!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Europe
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I don't get it... why someone would want to learn such "languages"? do they have some real practice in the current world?

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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its an April Fools joke. Also, it would be a conversation topic at parties.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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I think it would be kindof awesome to have a 'standardized' version of pirate that people could practice and code-switch to when they wanted.

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/yahoo3579
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yes. u cud lern it and rite and speek in da langage fer code.

August 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jorma1998b

April fools! [pasela por inocentes]

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Airrifle4894

Arrr, that be pleasin' t'me ears!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

It's the afternoon of April 2, now. Reality calling. We'd like the prank spots replaced with real language courses, please.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OzrenIlic
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Yes, I agree.

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/cupcakes2020
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Hss, I ams zee best! Theez eez coolzies!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Velcrocity
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I think pirate is a good idea. It may be related older English...

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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The pirate that you think is pirate is actually a West British accent from a guy cast in a Disney movie. Pirates came from all over the world. Even my wonderful Ohio, touching no Oceans, has and had pirates!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Yes! I can finally pursue my life's dream job as a professional zombie!

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin_H

I might make a stupid question (not really odd for me) but what is that exactly? I mean are they real languages?? I'm sorry if I'am asking something dumb but I don't get it.... :/

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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they're just pranks

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/yahoo3579
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Awwwwwwww! I wanted to learn all of them!

August 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kael66
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Omg win

April 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sieglitz

TEEHEE!

April 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/16ark12tx

Hi

April 1, 2014
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