English Language

January 22, 2007 7:42am CST
Iam not an American .I come from a country Down under on the other side of the world We both speak English .I Think . So would some one please explain to me what LOL means I dont know and its driving me crazy .How do you pronounce it anyway? I imagine its a female expression or relates to females in some way?. Am I right .Also what does :D mean. I would love to hear from people with all the Americanisims you can show me !!!
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@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
LOL is neither female or male, and does not pertain to one language or another or country for that matter. It's an abbreviation, known online as 'chatspeak'. Because emotions and tone are hard to convey through text, the internet can be a difficult place to be understood. Which is why some choose to convey emotion or tone through chatspeak abbrevations and emoticons. LOL = L.O.L. and stands for 'laugh out loud'. Here's a list of the basic chatspeak terms. LOL = laugh out loud OR lots of laughs LMAO = laughing my a** off ROFL = rolling on floor laughing IMO = in my opinion IMHO = in my humble opinion BRB = be right back BBIAB = be back in a bit TTYL = talk to you later OP = original post OT = off topic PPL = people B/F = boyfriend G/F = girlfriend
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@jllatham (49)
• United States
22 Jan 07
It means Laugh Out Loud. Not just women do it, and it gets irritating to talk to someone who overuses it. "El Oh El" is how it's usually pronounced, unless someone is using it to be ironic, then it's usually "lohl" :D is a little smiley face turned to the left. Tilt your head to see it.
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