Is there really this much laughing going on out there responding to forum threads? I have a good sense of humor and smile a lot when reading posts, but seldom do I actually LOL, much less would I be ROFL or LMAO.
Are you folks really doing all this laughing, or rather smiling, nodding approval and agreement? Seems to me sometimes people use these virtual laughs to hedge, or to let someone know they speak in jest, since we do not have the benefits of language pragmatics in writing.
And is hehehe like tee hee hee? Or heh heh heh, almost like Fat Albert hay hay hay? The latter of which would be a little creepy.
Yeah you could keep on adding and adding, it becomes like Cockney slang. Words are used like" I'm off down the Frog and Toad,(to anyone else "down the Road" then they get further simplified to What only Londoners (East of Course) understand, Say down the Frog. I found it really mental, that the hardest one for me to work out was BTW, and it was really so easy. Hard if you stare at something long enough it becomes a Mish.
I don't mind the LOLs and ROFLMAOs, but I must admit the hehehe's are setting my teeth on edge. Some people seem to use them in every sentence, even serious ones, and it IS starting to sound creepy to me.
Funny you should bring this up rm. I genuinely emitted a GOL - giggle out loud - when reading your post.
As for lolling and lmaoing etc - I think it's more likely a sign of expressing emotion. At least it's better that seeing lots of WTF's and STFU's - which I think is the more likely emotional response on the forum of late
I love the sound of laughter. I bet you sound just fine! I emit big mouth frog type laughter - Julia Roberts style. Can't help it and I don't pay attention if someone doesn't like my laughing. Laughter rocks Red
Edit - forgot the lol and ....
It was the back end of your post, about CNN and Fox. Tickled me
i rarely actually laugh but when i do its very clear. this forum is a limited medium and a lot of people are eager to twist your words so using haha's and lol's and 's go along way to smoothing things over. but i'm definitely going to start using TJMF - haha lol ROFL!
I can't make myself use "tee hee" or the other one (forget what it is now) people use for a mild laugh. It just reminds me of reading books for young girls when I was a kid, and little girls would do, "tee hee".
There have been lots of times I'm just out-and-out laughing (all by myself) because of something someone says (or a string of people say), and the LOL or is very real. At other times (corny a thing as this is to say; it's worse than "tee hee"), I'm more wanting to show that I'm "laughing in my heart" and/or hoping to help someone else know I'm trying to be funny. I never use ROFL or LMAO because I never do either. On the other hand, there have been a few long threads that have gotten so funny or ridiculous I think there should be a TIGPOFL (think I'm going to pass out from laughing). There have been a few that just struck me funny because of the mix of people putting in their remarks. (I'm not really smiling now, BTW, but I'm trying to send others the smile).
how would you write it if you really got the giggles but it was late at night and you didn't want to wake anyone up, so you close your mouth and press your lips together really tight, but it starts to slip out and then you just cannot take it anymore because your laughing on the inside has caused you to snort really loud and spew some spit (I know its gross, just go with it), onto the computer screen and keyboard?
How would you abbreviate that??? would it be something like... Lol/on-the-in/liptite/lol.slip/nose/ow/pig-snrt/spit-spat-spu@cpu!LOL ?
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