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.
1 person likes this
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
• 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.