What is the meaning of "lol" guys please tell?

India
December 10, 2008 8:16am CST
Hi, friends i just want to know the meaning of "lol", people are often using this word in instant messages and while chatting etc.? Which part of the world did this word originate from?
9 responses
@micahbrul (307)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
LOL stands for Laugh of loud.. this is used commonly in conversations on chat. I don't know where it originate. But I noticed some Americans used this.
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Sorry typographical error.. its laugh out loud..
• India
10 Dec 08
Thank u guys for ur response.
@Natara (171)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
LOL has many meanings. It means Laugh Out Loud, Lots of Luck or Lots of Love. The most common meaning is Laugh Out Loud. It didn't really originate from a part of the world, it originated from the Interent. However If I did have to choose a country/continent I would say the United States or Canada because it's in English and the larger percenatge of the population in those countries speaks english.
@Natara (171)
• Canada
10 Dec 08
Spelling error: It originated from the INTERNET.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
It means laugh at loud.... I'm just not sure where it came from. I just knew it in text messaging and internet. Good day!
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
Sorry sudarsan... That was supposed to be "out" not "at"
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
LOL means "Laugh Out Loud" same as the emoticon of rolling in laughter. I always used LOL in chat & text messages to my friends and when I'm answering discussions here especially when I am emphasizing too much laughter, you know the kind of laugh where you could be rolling to the ground in laughter. When I said something silly or hilarious that's when I used these 3 letters. I don't know exactly where this term came from, I only picked this term through my friends who are fond of using LOL..hehehhe
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
12 Dec 08
i think it means laughing out loud, even though the correct spelling is laughing aloud. so, it should have been "la" instead. i have a long list of these internet acronyms on my myspace blog. go to myspace.com/artdirector and check under my blogs. i copied a long list of many of them and what they stand for from other people.
• India
12 Dec 08
ya it is lough out loud. even i don't know the origin of it. I don't use it often. But i have seen people using it often,
@dutta_d1 (32)
• India
10 Dec 08
LOL is an acronym for "Laughing Out Loud" It would be hard to track in which part of the world this originated from. It originated in the chat rooms as people began to use shortcut methods to make their typing speed faster, or rather, type less. For other such acronyms used in chat rooms, IMs, etc, you can look them up at www.urbandictionary.com
• Philippines
10 Dec 08
LOL in chat lingo stands for laughing out loud. i guess it is an abbreviation, well its not i guess it is an abbreviation for LAUGHING OUT LOUD. i dont have idea from where it is originated but i think it is just a common day to day language use in talking or in chatting. it simply means that the person your chatting with is laughing at you LOL!
@balasri (26553)
• India
10 Dec 08
Laughing out loud.