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Topic: What is LOL?
Message: Posted by: elgranmago (Dec 28, 2003 06:01AM)
I understand most of the acronyms and magic shorthand on this forum but still canīt seem to figure out what "LOL" means. It is used quite often. Can someone explain this to me please?

Forgive me if this has already been asked.

Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Aperazor (Dec 28, 2003 06:30AM)
Laugh Out Loud

Usually used after a funny line or to indicate sarcasm or that what you have written was in jest.

Oooops...I suppose I should have let the mgmt. answer this? LOL

Have a good New Year
Nick Zender

P.S. I'm hoping this isn't one of those times that I answered the obvious choice only to find out that there is another use for LOL in the magic world? LOL
Message: Posted by: Chris Michaels (Dec 28, 2003 07:15AM)
People have different meanings for the acronym. I believe it originally started as laughing out loud, however, it's mutated into laughing on line, and other varions things, so generally, it means they're laughing.
Message: Posted by: elgranmago (Dec 28, 2003 09:24AM)
Nick and Chris,

Many thanks and hope you have a great New Year. :bubbly:
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Dec 28, 2003 10:37AM)
Such can be found under F(requently) A(sked) Q(uestions) for online forums along with how to decode emoticons.

These acronyms developed way back when people were working on teletype terminals and had to fuss over every keystroke. They became a kind of nerd chic for a while then became a sort of dabblers' excuse for poor communication and lazy typing that they are today.

After folks got Windows and spell checkers, all such shorthand went from trendy to sophomoric. Here in a special interest forum with a focus on communication it is merely juvenile.
Message: Posted by: Chout (Dec 28, 2003 05:37PM)
LOL Laugh Out Loud
LOL Laughing Out Loud
LOL Lack of Love (game)
LOL Ladies of Lallybroch
LOL Land O' Lakes
LOL Language of Literature
LOL Language of Love
LOL Last or Least
LOL Laughing On Line
LOL Lautes Online Lachen (German: Loud Online Laughter)
LOL Lawyers on Line
LOL League of Losers (wild 17 chess team)
LOL Legend of Legaia (video game)
LOL Legend of Lothian (computer game)
LOL Less Of Lip
LOL Lewd Obscene Language
LOL Life of the Land
LOL Limited Operation Life
LOL List Of Lights
LOL Little Old Lady
Message: Posted by: Decker (Dec 30, 2003 08:54PM)
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On 2003-12-28 11:37, JonTown wrote:
Such can be found under F(requently) A(sked) Q(uestions) for online forums along with how to decode emoticons.

These acronyms developed way back when people were working on teletype terminals and had to fuss over every keystroke. They became a kind of nerd chic for a while then became a sort of dabblers' excuse for poor communication and lazy typing that they are today.

After folks got Windows and spell checkers, all such shorthand went from trendy to sophomoric. Here in a special interest forum with a focus on communication it is merely juvenile.
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LOL!

I totally agree, but I had to do it anyway.
Message: Posted by: filem (Feb 27, 2004 03:04PM)
Bet you don't know what ROTFLMAO is!

"Rolling on the Floor Lauging My ...."
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Feb 27, 2004 10:45PM)
Jonathan Townsend uses the phrase "nerd chic".

I absolutely LOVE it!

Terrific!
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Feb 27, 2004 11:39PM)
To build on Jonathan's comment. The nerd chic has moved from online acronyms to the use of variant forms of 1337 (translation: "leet" a shortened form of "eleet" or "elite" wherein numerals are used to represent letters. Originally 1 was a substitute for L, 3 was a substitute for E and 7 was a substitute for T). And even 1337 has moved beyond nerd chic, to be several orders of magnitude more sophmoric and juvenile than the acronyms.