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May 1st, 2007

The IM Hierarchy of Hilarity

Over a period of several months, Paul and I took many, many hours to develop what we think is the perfect “Hierarchy of Hilarity” for use on IM. For instance, laughing politely with a “heh” is much different from a gut-busting “LOLFR.” We found we had to create a few new terms, so please see the footnotes for explanations of the new additions.

heh < SnOL(1) < ALOL(2) < LOL < LOLFR < LOLROFLMAO

(1) Snickering Out Loud
(2) Almost Laughing Out Loud

Posted in Technology

Merle May 2, 2007, 4:57 pm

It still amazes me that someone rolling around on the floor in paroxyms of laughter can manage to type cryptic acronyms all in uppercase letters.

jk May 3, 2007, 3:12 am

LOLROFLMAOWT

Lauren May 6, 2007, 7:49 pm

i prefer a simple haha, lol, or lmao. if needed, LMFAO. ;]

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