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  • vermillion
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    I’m a bit bored at work so I thought I’d start a discussion on the over use of the abbreviation LOL.
    I find this really naff and annoying especially when a person writes it after something that is,at best,slightly amusing.
    I just know that the person typing it isn’t actually lolling,,if they are,they’re only lolling because they know I hate the acronym.
    Does anyone else feel the same way or am I just showing my age?

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    Premier Icon aracer
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    I have no idea what you’re on about.

    Lots of love, aracer.

    rewski
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    I agree, it’s a bit like when people describe colours by other names, when the proper name is more than adequate… oops SOZ! πŸ˜‰

    vermillion
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    I’m expecting most people won’t even look at this thread due to its title..I wouldn’t..

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    au contraire

    roflmao πŸ˜†

    rewski
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    It’s a slow friday, snow flurries outside, I reckon it might be a four pager by mid-day.

    vermillion
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    Rewski,my favourite Slipknot track doesn’t have another name,,,,Soz πŸ˜€

    vermillion pt2 is better. medical FACT.

    vermillion
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    I’m actually laughing at that,,but not out loud

    fasthaggis
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    DSMFMWTBS πŸ™‚

    samuri
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    It’s the sheer laziness that it’s produced that bothers me.

    Everyone has a smart phone now. All the women in my family do anyway so when they text, they have absolutely no excuse for typing ‘u’ instead of you or ‘4’ instead of for. It’s pure laziness. In fact, it’s just pure stupidity. The phone probably complains every time they try and type ‘u’.

    My mum, who someone in the phone shop convinced her that she needed an iphone, types things in her texts that she has no idea what they mean.
    She types LOL thinking it’s how people say goodbye by text because people text it to her so often.

    fasthaggis
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    Now if you want some real Friday lol ,look up Danny Dyer’s latest film success. πŸ™‚

    OMG

    rewski
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    ICIRQ

    I’m Crying Inside Really Quitely

    Love that chopper

    david jey
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    LOL (sorry, but I really am) at Samuri.

    Reminds me of a story I read about somebody who had the same idea of the true meaning as David Cameron, resulting in the legendary text

    “Your Nan just died LOL”

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    LOL* at david jey.

    *no really, I am. πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    It’s so overused (largely by halfwits who use it in lieu of a full stop) that “actual LOL” is creeping into the language.

    rewski
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    I blame TTFN and SWALK

    samuri
    Member

    And we’re hovering fairly close to Facebook’s ‘like’ but no ‘unlike’ feature here.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd4SZ719a34[/video]

    edlong
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    Isn’t it partly now that it’s used as a signifier of “only joking” as in “<something you might take offence at> LOL”?

    allthepies
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    samuri wrote:

    And we’re hovering fairly close to Facebook’s ‘like’ but no ‘unlike’ feature here.

    There is an unlike feature BTW.

    bikebouy
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    I struggle with long sentences

    LOL

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    Edit, nice edit Mods.. (I’ll let the kids try to figure out what abbreviation I used there)

    Does it really annoy you that much? Wow!

    I just see it as punctuation, there wasn’t an exclamation or question mark that indicated “I’m joking”, now there is. We even had two different ways of saying “the next bit of text is a list”, but no “this is supposed to be funny”.

    People who “hashtag” everything though are a different matter.

    jfletch
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    Isn’t LOL just a consequence of the devaluation of the exclamation mark?!!! You need some way of showing internation in text. LOL

    Premier Icon aracer
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    there wasn’t an exclamation or question mark that indicated “I’m joking”

    :)?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    You know, I don’t really mind emoticons and stuff like “LOL.” Whether the oft-touted 80% figure is accurate or not, a lot of communication is non-verbal and you lose that in text-based media.

    For instance, face to face with a mate who’s taking the proverbial, going “you set of bastards” with a grin on my face has a whole different meaning to if I’m genuinely pissed off about it. You lose that in text, and emotey acronyms can help fill that gap.

    brakes
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    lol lol lollage

    brakes
    Member

    I remember watching some youtube video commentaries of a guy playing an online computer game and recording his conversations with other players. he said the word ‘lol’ quite a lot which I thought was really sad. then I realised that I was watching recordings of people playing computer games… 😐

    you utter set of bastards πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ :mrgreen:

    and by set, i mean cougar myself.

    lol

    EDIT:

    almost forgot…

    do one, blocked.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    What abuse of privileges?

    konabunny
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    Extra! Extra! Middle aged man in youth slang dislike shocker!

    samuri
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    pull your trousers up!

    toxicsoks
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    FWIW, IMHO, “LOL” just isn’t funny. ROFL FTW.

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