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To LOL, or not LOL? That is the question
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Posted on 03/06/2011 2:32:45 PM PST by JoeProBono

CHICAGO - There was a time when LOL - "laughing out loud" - was so simple.

If I thought something in a casual online conversation was funny, I typed it. If I wanted to let someone know I was kidding in an e-mail or an instant message, same.

I might've even felt a little cool, using inside lingo that, at one time, was exclusive to the online world. (You know I'm not the only one who thought so.)

Today, though, I'm sensing a shift, even in my own thoughts about LOL. Certainly, it's as ubiquitous as ever. Just search for it on Twitter or Facebook to see how often people use it. Not exactly deep and meaningful stuff, mind you, but there sure is a lot of it.

Perhaps that's why, at least in some circles, LOL has lost its cachet. And at its worst, it's making people a little cranky......

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Humor
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1 posted on 03/06/2011 2:32:51 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

ROTFL.


2 posted on 03/06/2011 2:33:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL...


3 posted on 03/06/2011 2:35:34 PM PST by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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And at its worst, it's making people a little cranky......

They needs to be getting a life, you know?

4 posted on 03/06/2011 2:37:24 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: JoeProBono

I have a simple rule. If I am laughing out loud and want to let the other person know, I type lol. If I am REALLY laughing hard, I type LOL. Otherwise, if I think they said something funny, but didn’t actually laugh out loud, I type hehe or that’s funny, but no lol.


5 posted on 03/06/2011 2:38:10 PM PST by Huck (Mrs. Palin = Christine O'Donnell)
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7 posted on 03/06/2011 2:39:29 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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LMAO!!
8 posted on 03/06/2011 2:39:47 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JoeProBono

OLO


9 posted on 03/06/2011 2:40:55 PM PST by rickomatic
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To: JoeProBono
lol

10 posted on 03/06/2011 2:41:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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Can you laugh not out loud?


11 posted on 03/06/2011 2:42:06 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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It was over when Katie Couric referred to driving while texting as “turning an LOL into an OMG.”


12 posted on 03/06/2011 2:42:20 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Lazlo in PA


13 posted on 03/06/2011 2:42:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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14 posted on 03/06/2011 2:43:42 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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15 posted on 03/06/2011 2:46:01 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Your picture made me laugh out loud.


16 posted on 03/06/2011 2:46:03 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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17 posted on 03/06/2011 2:46:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: JoeProBono

(dare I say it to the hat?) (DARE I????)

LOL!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 03/06/2011 2:48:20 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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SQTM *smiling quietly to myself*


19 posted on 03/06/2011 2:48:24 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 ~ Halfbaked: 50c)
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Pardon me?


20 posted on 03/06/2011 2:48:52 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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