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May 14th, 2008

lol

Another oddity of the English language I’ve seen lately: people will often put a lowercase “lol” at the end of sentences that may not even be remotely funny. For example:

i was going down the street and i saw a person lol

My theory? “lol” is the new emoticon. Instead of the :), :(, or even XD, it’s hipper and cooler to use “lol”… even though its meaning has been totally eliminated through its overuse.

Could be worse, I suppose.

Posted in Just Plain Odd

jk May 15, 2008, 3:45 am

I dislike “lol.” If you are laughing, please write “Ha ha” or better yet, “hee!”

Steve A May 15, 2008, 1:27 pm

LOL’s a heckuva lot faster to write than “Snort Laugh!”

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