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ROFL, PMSL - what are the nuances?

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Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 16:53:42

And why does no-one on Mumsnet ever FOCL (fall off chair laughing)?

As far as I can tell, the order of magnitude goes
LOL (there is also LOLOLOL etc, which makes no sense but is very expressive)
ROFL (that has a sort of friendly inclusive tone)
PMSL (can be a bit rude - you'd be more likely to use this one if you were laughing at someone)
LMAO (don't see that one very often).

Do you agree with how I understand them? And are there any more good ones?

LucyJones Tue 28-Aug-07 16:55:03

you have too much time on your hands wink

flowerybeanbag Tue 28-Aug-07 16:55:38

Ooh like FOCL.

We should also have SDOK (spit drink over keyboard)

berolina Tue 28-Aug-07 16:55:38

It's funny, but out of your list I only ever use PMSL, and don't think of it as unfriendly or necessarily laughing at someone at all. I don't like LOL much (not sure why).

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 16:56:20


Only today, Lucy.
The washing is done. The dinner is prepped. The baby is happily playing with electrical cables.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 16:58:14

Berolina - I don't think PMSL is always rude, just that I think it's the one you'd use if you wanted to be. I think.

SDOK - I really like that one smile

TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 28-Aug-07 16:59:26

I like to use ROFLMAO sometimes grin

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 17:08:13

That's good. Oh I forgot - LMFAO.

SlightlyMadShockwave Tue 28-Aug-07 17:10:10

I just pondering if it would catch on if I made one up

TRDF (tears rolling down face)

<Nah - didn't think so>

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 17:16:02

TSDF (tears streaming down face) might be more emphatic.

AttilaTheMum Tue 28-Aug-07 17:18:46

So where would smile and grin fit into your order of magnitude Kathy?
Oddly enough I was contemplating starting just this thread a few weeks ago, but decided not to when I realised that the first comment would be "you have too much time on your hands"

flowerybeanbag Tue 28-Aug-07 17:28:26

how about PFFS (pelvic floor feeling strain)

LadyTophamHatt Tue 28-Aug-07 17:31:35

i always say LOLOLOL when i find something really funny.

you're right, it doesn't make sense but i don't like any of the others.

littlelapin Tue 28-Aug-07 17:31:43

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LadyTophamHatt Tue 28-Aug-07 17:32:52

well, I don't actually say it buy YKWIM

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Aug-07 19:09:27

Hmm, these are good. Now we just have to wait for someone to say something funny so we can try them out.


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