Where did "LOL" come from?

United States
July 15, 2009 12:42pm CST
I was just reading another post about how "LOL" has become so mainstream and how people are over-using it, and it got me thinking, Where did it come from in the first place? Who actually decided to show there glee through a text message or instant message by condensing there response into an acronym?
7 responses
• India
1 Aug 09
LOL means to laugh out loud. I don't know from where it has come. But from wherever it has come it's a good thing.
@Dragon17 (53)
• Morocco
17 Jul 09
Hi I think that the question that we should ask is why we use something tha we dont know it meaning and where did it come from . about where did "LOL" come from ? I m not sure , but I think that is come from morroco , from somone nomed " mouad elmouhtadi " . that's wath I read in a magazine.
• United States
17 Jul 09
I think people just like using acronyms to express themselves online. I don't know who exactly started it... That would be interesting to find out.
• India
15 Jul 09
ya i also dont know from where it comes .i never think about i only know LOL lots of love and on disney channel this days program are broadcasting LOL=Laugh out loud ::)
@Fadolf (546)
• Slovenia
15 Jul 09
It was the Belgium ambassador who "invented" LOL, in 1963. You can read the full text here: www.actiontrip.com/offbeat/shorthistoryoflol.phtml I hope this will clarify your question. Take care and happy mylotting! P.S. What doesn't stand in the text is that "LOL" expanded through the USENET.
@surfermac (466)
• India
15 Jul 09
you see firstly and mainly used out in yahoo messenger this was started and to chat fastly as they couldnt improve their typing speed they cut short the words to make acronyms
• India
15 Jul 09
hey DavinciRed,even i am confused who found it,but i think it could be the teens as they come up with new words,they like doing different things.