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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Jul '13 16:48
    lol

    This may or may not sound silly but the use of "lol" is so pervasive on the internet that it's stimulated my curiosity to ask: has anyone here ever said, "lol" to mean "laughing out loud", "lots of luck" or "lots of love" in person or on the phone? lol
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    30 Jul '13 17:501 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    lol

    This may or may not sound silly but the use of "lol" is so pervasive on the internet that it's stimulated my curiosity to ask: has anyone here ever said, "lol" to mean "laughing out loud", "lots of luck" or "lots of love" in person or on the phone? lol
    I have when mocking/mimicking an airheaded teenager.
  3. SubscriberSuzianne
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    30 Jul '13 17:58
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]lol

    This may or may not sound silly but the use of "lol" is so pervasive on the internet that it's stimulated my curiosity to ask: has anyone here ever said, "lol" to mean "laughing out loud", "lots of luck" or "lots of love" in person or on the phone? lol[/b]
    There's no reason to use "lol" when people are listening to you. It's obvious if you are laughing "out loud".

    On the internet, no one can hear you scream.
  4. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    30 Jul '13 18:32
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    There's no reason to use "lol" when people are listening to you. It's obvious if you are laughing "out loud".

    On the internet, no one can hear you scream.
    BUT CAPS LOCK = YELLING!!
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    30 Jul '13 18:35
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    There's no reason to use "lol" when people are listening to you. It's obvious if you are laughing "out loud".

    On the internet, no one can hear you scream.
    ... hand or head gestures?
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    31 Jul '13 00:14
    I've never used "lol" in any place and I never will. To me it's just bubblegum.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jul '13 00:501 edit
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    I've never used "lol" in any place and I never will. To me it's just bubblegum.
    Excellent metaphor!

    lol's (regardless of their colour) would lose their flavor after being chomped on for awhile. It would, also, become quite an arduous task to stick an lol on your bedpost in the middle of an interesting sequence of a dream with sound. Imagine the desperation of some poor bloke attempting to make an emergency repair on the road by flares at midnight with an lol.

    Thanks.
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    31 Jul '13 01:30
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    lol's (regardless of their colour) would lose their flavor...
    Colour? Flavor?

    If you're sucking up to the Brits, Bobby, you have to be more consistent.
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    31 Jul '13 01:32
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Colour? Flavor?

    If you're sucking up to the Brits, Bobby, you have to be more consistent.
    It's not the Brits, it's the "everybodybuttheAmericanswhydon'ttheygetinlinewiththerestoftheworld" people. 😀
  10. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    31 Jul '13 01:35
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    It's not the Brits, it's the "everybodybuttheAmericanswhydon'ttheygetinlinewiththerestoftheworld" people. 😀
    But the world belongs to us! 😉
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jul '13 01:43
    Originally posted by Kewpie

    It's not the Brits, it's the "everybodybuttheAmericanswhydon'ttheygetinlinewiththerestoftheworld" people. 😀
    "It's not the Brits, it's the "everybodybuttheAmericanswhydon'ttheygetinlinewiththerestoftheworld" people." lol

    I think the point of "bubblegum and lols" IS IS that this is a metaphor with teeth.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jul '13 01:44
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Colour? Flavor?

    If you're sucking up to the Brits, Bobby, you have to be more consistent.
    ... ok.
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    31 Jul '13 13:09
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    ... ok.
    *LOL*
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    31 Jul '13 14:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]lol

    This may or may not sound silly but the use of "lol" is so pervasive on the internet that it's stimulated my curiosity to ask: has anyone here ever said, "lol" to mean "laughing out loud", "lots of luck" or "lots of love" in person or on the phone? lol[/b]
    abbreviations are for the net
    saying them out loud is silly
    unless it is for satire against nerds, and/or preteens
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    31 Jul '13 17:385 edits
    Factoid 1): many words are the children and grandchildren and nephews and nieces of mister lol and his lovely bride, lols. Space allows only a truncated portion of their family tree: lolocopter, lolar skates, lolar eclipse, lolcano, lolcanic eruption, lollopops... Factoid 2): mister lol and his lovely bride, lols were lolmates from day one. (lolume one)
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