Lol?...

@csay34 (77)
United States
August 14, 2011 4:21pm CST
One of the most over-used acronyms on the web today would be "Lol". I want to know why this is so often used yet in most cases so ironic because , I know you can't be laughing out loud if all i told you is that I saw a squirrel at my window or just got out of the restroom.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 11
Hi csay34, is the myLot for lol which I like using it very often. Actually I would like to express my pleasure before starting my happy expression or after I have finished typing the last word. It's to emphasize the comical situation no matter one would laugh or not when reading it Yeah, just like what you have mentioned above. Laugh out loud or not depending on whether I have seen such similar ridiculous situation before or how I imagine the funny act of the nervous squirrel shown at the hasty fleeing moment. Happy posting
@csay34 (77)
• United States
15 Aug 11
nice I could relate to that ^^
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 11
Nice to know that you can figure out what I have expressed Take care and have a nice day
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
15 Aug 11
It is rather overused for sure. To the point where it has lost the meaning that it ever has had. Then again this is the Internet, where a lot of people do really take something that once had a lot of meaning and run with it, really throw it down, running it into the ground. A lot of times I see LOL, it just makes me just look at it, wondering if the person is really being serious about their laughing out loud or not. Of course I would be lying if there are a lot of times where I have used it. Well maybe not many but a few times. I think that I might have used it in a genuine manner once upon a time but now I use it in an ironic way. Where its in the way, "this person really thinks they are being cleaver, but they really are not being all that clever." Irony tends to be the only point of saying LOL is being appropriate. At least that's for me.
• Philippines
15 Aug 11
I also think it's being overused. Even in text messages, I often receive this acronym almost all the time. They should try something else like ROFL or LMFAO.
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
15 Aug 11
I think people use lol just to shorten the laugh they will type and they are already used to it to express what they had felt that time.
@dlpierce (489)
• United States
14 Aug 11
It can also mean (Lots Of Laughs)a way of just kidding or not being serious. All these short cuts really are lots of laughs. Like whose going to really be Rolling On The Floor Laughing, ROTF?