Ha Ha Laugh Out Loud

@p1kef1sh (45647)
August 15, 2015 2:15pm CST
Well there's a turn up for the book. I routinely use the abbreviation: LOL when I am writing online. I use it when I want to be genuinely funny and also when being nervously light hearted. So it has come as something of a shock to discover that I am one of less that 2% of FaceBook users who use the term routinely. Apparently most people write 'Ha Ha' when they wish to show humour. There's a funny thing!
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Aug 15
when that first came out i wondered who really Laughs out loud??..so i started posting hahaha..now everyone is copying me..
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@GardenGerty (90189)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Aug 15
Of course they wanted to copy you. You have a great sense of humor.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
15 Aug 15
@GardenGerty I think i would be scared if it was quiet and someone really Laughed out loud..i'd probably jump..hahah..why thank you for the compliment!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
I wad going to copy you when I realised that it's important to be my own person! LOL!!!
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@GardenGerty (90189)
• Marion, Kansas
15 Aug 15
My grand daughter here in town, the oldest one, just recently told her mother that only OLD people say lol anymore. Ha Ha is now the means of choice to relate humor. Old! Me The girlie's mom says then she will say HaHa as well.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
That's OK. I'm OLD! LOL.
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@owlwings (38077)
• Cambridge, England
15 Aug 15
ROTFPMSL!
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
Well - then I had better change my ways! Ha ha (have to practice)
@owlwings (38077)
• Cambridge, England
15 Aug 15
I used to smile and pat myself on the back for knowing that LOL stood for 'Laughs Out Loud' and not 'Lots Of Love'. I knew what ROTFL and PMSL meant, too, though I rarely used the latter, leaving it for the ladies. 'Ja ja' puzzled me for quite a long time until I realised that 'j' says 'h' in Spanish. Of course, it all began to go pear-shaped when some people began to actually SAY "Loll". I think that it must be just at that point that 'LOL' began to fall out of favour, tending to define one as a 'Valley Girl' or an 'Essex Girl' (depending on your nationality). There are several ways of laughing on line using the letters 'H' and 'A'. "Ha ha!", "Haha!", "Hah hah" and "haha" all imply different emphasis and tones of voice and may or may not be combined with what is now called an emoji to express even further shades of meaning. Even using other vowels ('e' and 'o', rarely 'i' and never 'u' which is the equivalent in some countries of the English 'boo-hoo'), we still can't approach the shades of meaning conveyed by a simple 'ha-ha' when actually heard!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Aug 15
An erudite and informed overview. Thank you all knowing one! No - I didn't just call you a know all LOL.
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@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
Wow! Then what does PMSL mean.Please tell!
@Boonie1 (431)
• Ashdod, Israel
15 Aug 15
then again, every now and again I actually do Laugh out loud...did not yet actually rolled on the floor laghting so someone take a look at that one
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
Me too. I write it as well just to be different! LOL. Ha ha!
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@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
15 Aug 15
I do! I do!! I use LOL when I really laugh out loud at something and I use lower case lol when it's kind of a nervous or unsure laugh situation. Does that makes sense. I also use Ha Ha when I am just responding without any other words. I use "Heh" as a little sarcastic chuckle type response.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
Yir as weird as me though Sis. Best that we stick together before some normal people come by and make us write funny words.
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@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
15 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh OK! I got the cookies and you get the lemon squeezies...and we will hide !
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
@1wldngl COOKIES.....
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@jstory07 (57043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Aug 15
I do lol for laugh out loud. It is all in what you like to do,
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
Agreed Judy. It's what I like to do anyway. LOL.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Aug 15
I have never seen the HaHa or He He other than from our Texas Redheaded friend and she also giggles and if it is really funny she will add a *snort* I'm a LOL or sticker face kind of person.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
Yes, but our redhead friend's a weirdo. I think that it's the water down there! LOL..ha Ha..Hee Hee..
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@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Aug 15
lmao I read that too, and I am seeing fewer lols....
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Aug 15
Well LOL just in case they all disappear soon!
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@patgalca (13962)
• Orangeville, Ontario
15 Aug 15
Funny that I hate short forms but I will use LOL all the time. Don't use the "X" word when you mention Christmas; it really bugs me. When addressing envelopes I do not use the province or state two letter code, I write it out in full. So weird that I have resorted to using that one short form.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Aug 15
The X word bugs me too. It's Christmas and nothing else will do.
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@katsmeow1213 (28836)
• United States
16 Aug 15
I still use LOL all the time. I probably never use haha unless I'm being sarcastic, like if someone complains I say haha, sucks to be you and then an LOL at the end to let them know I'm joking or playing.
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@much2say (34547)
• United States
16 Aug 15
Really? That's hard to believe! I don't ever used LOL - what kind of a laugh is that? I will stick to my "ha ha" as that sounds more like a laugh to me than El-Oh-EL! Let's not forget my "hee hee" too
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Aug 15
Looks like I'm the only once who laughs out loud nowadays. LOL!
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@much2say (34547)
• United States
16 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh Ha ha - and am I the only one who uses "hee hee"?
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh No -I do!
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• Lubbock, Texas
20 Aug 15
I'm also one of that 2%. I rarely use anything other than LOL unless it's a smiley face for the less funny comment.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
19 Aug 15
I go for a single 'ha!' I am genetically predisposed against 'lol.' I have never used it - oops, I think I just did! Oh well, you know what I mean.
@cynthiann (18635)
• Jamaica
17 Aug 15
Really? Now I thought that lol meant lots of love! I have seen the ha ha thing but it is a bit posy for me to use.
@WeeRisky (78)
• Falkirk, Scotland
16 Aug 15
I use both & ahahahahaaaaaaaaaa