LOL, laughing out loud.

Philippines
July 2, 2008 1:09pm CST
Ahahaha... I just have to ask. Internet lingo has come a long way since the dawn of the internet. LOL is one of those which are used most often. It's definitely ok to shorten "laughing out load" and the word LOL itself has become an expression to most. But seriously, in the place where you live in, does it mean something else? There are people who do not know what this means and may react if it has a meaning. Here in the Philippines, LOL for those who hear it the first time usually tend to refer it as swearing. It's usually a short for "ulol" (sorry for the word my Filipino friends. ) which means that he/she is crazy in a bad way (dunno the exact translation). In any case, I experience this just once. I really had to explain. Cheers! LOL!
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@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
lol - laughing out loud rofl - rolling on floor laughing lmao - laughing with my a*ss out brb- be right back gtg - got to go btw - by the way and many more hehe..
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• Philippines
12 Jul 08
Yeah, and those emoticons. ahahaha. Yeah, I think those are the most common ones. asl isn't used as often as before though. Did you have experience using mIRC years back?
@jinxky (2251)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
nah.. i havent tried MIRC but a lot of people are hooked into it hehehe..
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Jul 08
I've tried MIRC b4, but it's not as popular now as compared to 10 years ago.. lol =D muahhhh mauhhhh
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Yeah I agree internet lingo has come along way since the dawn of the internet,and I remember back when I did not know what lol meant,and then someone told me it means laugh out loud,which is pretty cool,and I have heard it as having other meanings too,such as lots of luck,lots of love,lots of laughs,and a maybe a few others.
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• Philippines
2 Jul 08
sorry, that's "Care to chat?" lol!
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• United States
3 Jul 08
Yeah I know the internet lingo is amazing,and they have gotten to where they have it for almost anything you think of which is kind of cool,have a great day,good luck in your life,and Happy Posting.
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
hahaha this is really funny..you know the sun cellular commercial? the dad reacted when his daughter texted him lol it is really funny how words became short due to the limited capacity or just laziness of people to type long words so they came up with this short cuts..quite amazing right?
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Thank you!!! That's what I was looking for! I knew I remember seeing it on tv. Yeah, that was hilarious! Yeah, with lots of shortcuts you could practically say an entire story in one text message.
• India
3 Jul 08
thanks a lot for ur information. actually i asked my friends as what is lol. i also searched. but i cant find out the expansion. now i got the info from u. thanks Zeroflashx2...
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
You're welcome.
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• Indonesia
2 Jul 08
well in my country "LOL" its usually a short for "tolol" which means stupid or even worst of stupid..lol
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• Philippines
2 Jul 08
almost similar. Is it considered swearing in your country?
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• China
5 Jul 08
I hear it tonight when i talk with a friend through QQ.Besides,another word:oic.I am from China.Glad to talk with you.
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• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Thanks for dropping by. Yeah, oic is one convenient text short cut as well. Just curious, what QQ? Take care!
• China
12 Jul 08
I come from China,QQ is a way of comunication with your good friends.
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
Oh, I see. Thanks for that. I'm just guessing, but is it pronounced as "ChiChi" for QQ? Just curious.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
5 Jul 08
Nope here in usa it just means lauging out loud, well i think I always use it too . I remember when my family first got a computer when was a jrin high school I had no idea what it meant . I kept asking what does lol mean. Not one of my smart moments !!
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Yeah, I was literally laughing when I got to know what it means. it took me a while to get "lmao" though. I use lol quite a lot but not too much here. It could actually start a fight.
• United States
6 Jul 08
I also did not know what rolling on the floor with laughter meant either . Now I am trying to think how that goes . hmm . ROTFWL or ROFL?
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
oh yeah, that one as well. I usually see most using rofl.
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Here is one definition:lal or lawl: can refer to either a pseudo-pronunciation of LOL, or the German translation (although most German speakers use LOL). Saying "lawl" is sometimes meant in mockery of those who use the term LOL, and not meant as serious usage. Forme Iprefer Lots of Love. So much nicer.
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• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Yeah, it is really oftentimes said as an informal expression and get thrown a lot in conversations. Lots of Love is indeed very nice. Hope to see more people use it more . Thanks and take care!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I have known several people who believed it to mean "lots of love" and used it that way in several texts and emails before someone finally told them their mistake. That phrase, lots of love, is one that would pretty much be used with someone close to you, so at least they probably where not too embarrassed.
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Yeah, especially for loved one and special/close friends. It's simple but means a whole lot. Thank you and take care!
• United States
3 Jul 08
I think of it as Laugh Out Loud but my mom used to think it meant Lots Of Love
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• Philippines
3 Jul 08
That is real nice. I hope more people would use it. I'll use it more as I move along. Thanks! L.o.L.