Please clarify!

@dpk262006 (56482)
Delhi, India
May 2, 2007 8:48am CST
I have seen some members using some abbrevatios here.Will someone clarify me the meaning of these abbrevations and other abbrevations which are commonly used here: (i) what is meaning of using capital "P"? (ii) LOL thanks in advance
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 07
deepak, we kind of use lot of acronyms in chatting sites, where easy, fast and quick repartees are appreciated. we want to deliver our thoughts in the same frequency of talking. hence these abbreviations come in handy. smileys and acronyms are invented thus. however, mylot, is a chatting site, but not in the true sense. we chat over a long period of time, where urgent, quick response is not quite the baseline. we talk over months even!! so, while some very common acronyms is acceptable, we should not use more of it, so much so, that the writeup loses it aesthetic appeal. that was my take on it. and as for your query: P: stick out tongues ( in dismayed situation) LOL: laugh out loud
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
4 May 07
Mimpi, thanks for explaining the issue in a simple but intereting manner. I have never done any 'chatting business' on any site...so perhaps due to that I was not aware of the whole issue. Als, I was not aware of many of acronyms...which our friend 'POLO' has described above. I think you are right...if we use it (acronyms) here....our replies...and discussions will lose its aesthetic sense and that will not be a good thing. 'LOL' has been interpreted in two manners here by members 'Lots of Love' and 'Laugh out Loud'. I think we can use both...depending upon the context. What I could understand about using capital 'P' is that it is perhaps used in a negative or say teasing sense??? "hum jissey hindi may 'Jhibh (tounge) cchidhana yaa nikalan kahatey hai (jaisey cchotey bacchey kartey hain)' kya yeh vahi 'P' hai????" pl. let me know. deepak
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 07
LOL is essentially LAUGHING OUT LOUD. its better to use it as that only. and reagrding P you are right, its used in a taunting note. your hindi analysis is just apt. thanx to POLO for the list.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
16 May 07
I agree that there should be uniformity in using LOL and it should be used essentially as LAUGHING OUT LOUD. I will use it as stated. Thanks for my hindi analysis. I am selecting yours as 'BR'. deepak
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
2 May 07
I am not going to reapet what others just say...more and more abbrevations are coming because people are using chat language...otr instant messaging language... most of us are using lol, :)(for smile) or :( for being sad...I don't know tham all...but I found some for you.. :-| -- Ambivalent o:-) -- Angelic :-( -- Angry :' -- Crying :'-) -- Crying with Joy :'-( -- Crying Sadly :-9 -- Delicious, Yummy :- -- Devilish ;- -- Devilish Wink :P -- Disgusted (sticking out tongue) :*) -- Drunk (((((name)))) -- Hug (cyber hug) (( )):** -- Hugs and Kisses :-@ -- Screaming :-O -- Shocked :-) -- Smile ^ -- Thumbs Up :-& -- Tongue Tied :-\ -- Undecided ;-) -- Wink |-O -- Yawning ha, ha...don't use them at once....
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
3 May 07
Pola, you are really GREAT AND a wonderful friend. You explained to me the abbreviations...which I did not know and that too in a wonderful manner and you explained more than what I was expecting. Thanks so much for your thoughful reply. Deepak
@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
3 May 07
Do you feel that instead of writing full words these should be used frequently??
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
3 May 07
those few people will understand...I don't think we should use it on forum....oh...maybe just a few...:)
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@vani24 (783)
• India
3 May 07
Hi Deepak.. Well i think LOL might be Lots of Love and not sure about P it may be Pretty i suppose.. Vani
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
4 May 07
I think LOL is - Laugh out Loud...Lots of love can also be there...will depend how we use it in the sentence.
@vani24 (783)
• India
4 May 07
Yaa you are correct depending upon the context we can use them. :)
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@mi2ok02 (406)
• United States
23 May 07
It is side ways smiley of someone sticking their tongue out at you. :-P Supposed to be meant in fun! PPPPPPPPPPPPPPP (is a raspberry blowing at you)
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
24 May 07
Thanks for explaining.
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• Philippines
3 May 07
LOL means laughing out loud..but i don't know the meaning of P.
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
2 May 07
Well i'm not sure about the capital p. but lol means Laugh Out Loud.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
2 May 07
its not just the P its :P look at it sideways. its a face with the tongue out. LOL is either lots of luck or lots of love.
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