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lol what's with that lol?

Sunday, February 20, 2005
OMFG! (I assume we all know what that means.)

Has 'lol' became the new 'like'? Seriously. lol I was reading a movie review message board lol and there was this person lol who said lol every few lines. lol. Give me a break lol. lol, isn't this annoying?

Yes, I know what lol means, I am phat with your skinney, I am picking up what you are putting down. You are teh leet d00de and you roxxor my boxxorz. In other words, I'm hip to the lingo.
laugh out loud or lots of laughs. I understand that 'kids will be kids' but adults are doing this as well, lol. I even see people doing it in text messages from a cell phone.

*Keep in mind, laugh out loud or lots of laughs.

Call me crazy, but when I write something personal (personal as in non professional/work related) I made it a habit to write as if I am speaking to the reader. We all have our 'written communication voice' and our 'verbal communication voice'. I try to make them both one voice. I, like many people, try to imagine the voice of the person in my head. Especially if it's someone I know personally.

So imagine if you will, the following being spoken... '(hysterical laughter) I'm having dinner with Jacob (hysterical laughter) and Crystal shows up at the resturant (hysterical laughter) and she asked Jacob how he got here and he said his car (hysterical laughter).

OMFG! Can you say trip to the hospital in a clean reversible backwards white coat?

Is it really that funny? If so, then why doesn't the reader burst out in laughter too? Could it be that you are just an idiot?

Somewhere between Ambrose Bierce, Frederick Nietzsche, and Darwin are all the answers I am looking for.

lol.
1:03 AM :: ::
11 Comments:
  • LMAO! I'm in complete agreement! LOL

    Drives me nuts, along with all the "hey u, wutz up? Lets go 2 the mall sum time 2day" crap.

    That doesn't even include the regular idiots like this (actually taken from my random freak IM message archives):

    ME: So, what do you do for a living?
    HE: Hope i dont scare you I am a male stir kinding a truck driver.

    I actually had to get a friend to translate that for me. :)LMAO
    (please don't make me a post topic...it's a disease! Really! I'm sick!)

    By Blogger aka_monty, at February 20, 2005 at 8:52 AM  
  • I hear ya, I hear ya. LOL

    All that bloody text/internet chatroom language does my head in. LOL. Mainly because I can't understand half of it. LOL.

    Plus, it doesn't help that I do a lot of sub-editing, so if it's not well written and in plain easy-to-understand English I just can't be bothered. LOL.

    BTW, thanx 4 stopping by my blog earlier. LOL.

    http://kimbofo.typepad.com

    By Blogger kimbofo, at February 20, 2005 at 12:01 PM  
  • The one I hate the most is ROFLMAO "roll on the floor laughing my ass off". Nobody ever uses that phrase, nobody rolls on the floor laughing, and nobody has lost their backsode froma laughing fit. USE ENGLISH people!

    Thanks for coming by Bubblehead and I am glad you liked it.

    By Blogger Bubblehead, at February 20, 2005 at 12:33 PM  
  • Hi there, Michele sent me! lol was about the only one I understood - had to get a crash course in what the others meant from my 17yr old brother who uses them frequently with his friends! Have to say I avoide using these short-cuts, like you, I prefer to write informally in the way I would talk informally! Sometimes I wonder if the internet/text messaging is giving us our first taste of NewSpeak (Nineteen Eighty Four) as it will be....scary!

    By Blogger Claire, at February 20, 2005 at 1:04 PM  
  • Hi there. Michele sent me. And I must say, IMHO (in my humble opinion) that your post and these comments were hysterical.lol. I was ROTFLMAO. BTW, have a great day 2day.

    By Blogger catherine ryan, at February 20, 2005 at 1:44 PM  
  • LQTM!! (laughing quietly to myself)

    Michele sent me! Well actually you did, but I'm sticking to the "Michele sent me" story!!

    By Blogger Dave, at February 20, 2005 at 3:22 PM  
  • ha! brilliant.

    http://honestyrain.com

    By Blogger honestyrain, at February 20, 2005 at 8:22 PM  
  • Ha Ha Ha... *sarcastic golf clap goes here* Gee, thanks to everyone who couldnt resist a post/comment with 'lol' in it. =p

    By Blogger Dividual Reality, at February 20, 2005 at 8:26 PM  
  • IMHO... Sorry, just adding to the hype. I loved this post, I read it to my husband we both died out laughing. I still use emotes like *smile.* It's less "eww gross stop it already" and more, "I actually am smiling right now"

    Anyway, Michele sent me. But I will definately be back.

    By Blogger Goddess, at February 20, 2005 at 8:31 PM  
  • Hallo. Michele sent me, but I've actually been here before.

    I never use 'lol' and I find it's a cop-out. It never tells you anything about the person, except what they type when they don't know what to say... it's the keyboard equivalent of 'umm'. But I worry about our language. I was so happy when I realized that email was re-opening the world of letter-writing. Until I got my first hit of spam. Now, like so many, I'm jaded. But hey, at least I'm blogging.

    By Blogger Shakie G, at February 20, 2005 at 9:13 PM  
  • Where is the nodding in agreement button? I never use the shortened form for lauging-out-loud. However I will write. (laughing out loud).

    Did you know that teenagers will actually say OMG in spoken conversation?

    Silly and scary at the same time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Now I shall look around yours a bit. You don't mind I hope....

    By Blogger Michele, at February 21, 2005 at 12:40 AM  
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