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To cringe every time I read LOL

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beautyspot Thu 09-Dec-10 13:32:47

It just makes me shudder. I HATE this LOL-ing business!!!!!!!!!!!!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 09-Dec-10 13:35:43

YANBU

I don't mind the odd ROFL though.

You do know you've invited a spate ....

ilovemyfestivehens Thu 09-Dec-10 13:37:50

How about ROTFLMAO? Is that okay grin

JamieLeeCurtis Thu 09-Dec-10 13:38:06

I was so unused to textspeak etc when I started on here, that I thought it meant "Lots of Love" blush

lol

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 09-Dec-10 13:43:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Finn15 Thu 09-Dec-10 13:43:20

YANBU

If everyone who typed lol actually did lol we'd sound like a country of gibbering maniacs.

I had to take a friend off Facebook because she finished every comment with "lol lol lol lol lol"

I'd have liked to have murdered her actually.

beautyspot Thu 09-Dec-10 13:45:08

Jamie Lee - that's rather cute. Shame you had to spoil your post with a LOL.

JamieLeeCurtis Thu 09-Dec-10 13:47:25

it was just a little one ....

I imagine people who use it a lot also have signs up by their desks that say "You don't have to be mad to work here.... but it helps !!!!"

misdee Thu 09-Dec-10 13:48:09

sometimes i mistype it. and it comes out as ;p;

5DollarShake Thu 09-Dec-10 13:52:33

SOME people can carry LOL off. But the vast majority cannot - fact.

The ones that really annoy me are not when it is just superfluous (and then I fed my cat lol), but when it is downright inappropriate (and then after granny's funeral we came out to find the car had been set on fire lol).

No, not LOL.

CheekyLittleStocking Thu 09-Dec-10 13:53:38

im guilty of LOL-ing but i dont feel a grin shows you laughing iykwim?

sparkle1977 Thu 09-Dec-10 13:59:25

I find the PMSL's worse, imagine if we all did that several times a day.....

QueenofDreams Thu 09-Dec-10 14:02:02

It's excessive or inappropriate usage that winds me up.

Had a facebook friend who tacked lol onto every single status update:

x has bought a pet snail lol
snail has had babies lol
anyone want a baby snail lol

Are any of those events really going to make you laugh out loud? Honestly?

beautyspot Thu 09-Dec-10 14:04:57

misdee, I quite like ;p; (Look...no LOLs!)

Wafflepuss Thu 09-Dec-10 14:06:10

Have to say, I really LOL'd reading Queen of Dreams post.

Sorry....

monkeyflippers Thu 09-Dec-10 14:06:49

I think think people write "lol" when "chuckled a tiny bit inwardly" would surfice.

mistletoeploppy Thu 09-Dec-10 14:11:00

CATBI, monkey!

grin

Finn15 Thu 09-Dec-10 14:11:16

I'm going to lobby for 'fa' - faintly amused.

QueenofDreams Thu 09-Dec-10 14:11:39

LOL wink

BitOfFun Thu 09-Dec-10 14:14:28

Let's do it! But FAG would be better still. Faintly Amused Grin.

<stalks boards armed with new acronym>

mistletoeploppy Thu 09-Dec-10 14:17:26

We could have FA and LA (laughing aloud) - which is better English than laughing out loud, really. So then we can alternate them - FA-LA-LALA-LA, LALA-LA-LA

emmie31 Thu 09-Dec-10 14:18:01

judging my friends text messages she must constantly be in a state of hysteria! " im off shopping lol " cant wait to meet for cuppa lol" arrgghhhhhh i cant stand it!!!!!

BitOfFun Thu 09-Dec-10 14:18:49

I haven't found a single fagworthy post yet sad

JeezyPeeps Thu 09-Dec-10 14:23:01

If you have Fa and LA, don't you also need Doe, Ray, Me, So and Tea?

Finn15 Thu 09-Dec-10 14:24:55

I'm getting right into this now

LI - Laughs Inwardly
CSL - Choke Snort Laugh
DALI - Dies A Little Inside
ICGAF - I Couldn't Give A Fuck (Especially reserved for those 'Fiona Stupidarse has just eaten a whole Wispa LOL'

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