Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 42 Posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 8465 times:
I don't know why, but I cannot stand that expression. (Abbreviation, or whatever..)
Maybe it's because people claim they are Laughing out loud behind their monitors, even at things that hardly makes you crack a smile... It's simply used too often.
I don't know how others pronounce it.. but the way it sounds in my head it also strikes me as a pretty "feminine" expression. A bit like "Oh God, you tease..." in a slightly high pitched voice... (Right off the top of my head here...)
Kinda, like something you'd shout out rather than making a laughing sound...
Not even ROTFL annoys me as much as LOL... even though the thought that someone is actually rolling around on the floor, laughing in front of their computers is an even more extreme reaction. (If anyone literally does this, shouldn't they seek some kind of help?)
So, who will join me in an anti LOL campaign?
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DeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8410 times:
The only time I use it is when I literally laugh out loud. I was talking to one of my school buddies on AIM the other day and every other sentence there was an LOL in it. Yes, I can't stand it when it's used excessively and for no reason. But when it's used the way I use it, all is well.
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Legoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3317 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 8389 times:
Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 1): e said LOL in a conversation once, I just weird looks.
I'll remember that!
Anyone who knows me will know it's nearly my trademark. Although when I do use it, im either laughing or smiling. I never use it because I don't know what to say. If im about to die laughing then I'll use LMAO. Noora must be sick of me using LOL now!
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Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8290 times:
I constantly use it, but it is only in a purely sarcastic sense... I have a couple friends that I instant message with in nothing but mock "leet speak", which is something like- "OMFG WTF IM TALK1NG N T3H L33T SP33K FTW LOL TTYLZ CHA1RMAN LMAO!!1!!!1". As annoying as it is, I get a kick out of it so we do it constantly.