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LOL, LMAO, ROFL and hehehe

  1. rmcrayne profile image95
    rmcrayneposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Re-read this bit again - gol big_smile

      edit - I dunno. The whole thing's making me teeheehee now too. ralwus has set me off

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey! What did I do now? hehe

      2. rmcrayne profile image95
        rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Don't make me have to separate you two.  smile

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      http://i38.tinypic.com/e0li4i.gif

      this is so funny smile

      'k, here's what i do...

      when something makes me burst out laughing, i type:

      BWAHAHAH!

      when somemakes me laugh out loud, i go: omg haha!!!

      when something makes me chuckle, i go: haha or hee hee

      when something makes me smile i put a smiley face: smile

    3. mandybeau1 profile image59
      mandybeau1posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

    4. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Glad it's not just me, hehehe.

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Make that 3 of us! (Notice I'm not laughing.)

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          cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          hehehe i totally agree hehehe

          wink

          1. emievil profile image78
            emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry, and you're probably watching Fox or CNN.

  3. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    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 big_smile

  4. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    lolrolfamoityotgoldonpoo...ya get me!??

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, IDGI.  Maybe the ADD, can't be bothered to decode.

      1. waynet profile image48
        waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        er no me too! LOL!!

      2. elisabethkcmo profile image74
        elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

  5. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago

    perhaps we should make up some new  ones

    TJMF  that's just mildly funny

    IDGI   I don't get it


    NCJS    not clever, just stupid

    OKTF    OK, that's funny

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You're my new hero[ine]!

      1. elisabethkcmo profile image74
        elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wow, thanks rm,
        as a matter of fact, I feel a new topic for a hub coming on....
        taking suggestions!   big_smile

        1. rmcrayne profile image95
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It crossed my mind to do a hub on it, but I decided I probably couldn't muster but a couple hundred words.  Go for it girl!

  6. Dolores Monet profile image90
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    TJMF - LOL, sorry, I like plain old 'hahaha' or, but not really, 'hardy har har har.'

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    rednckwmnposted 7 years ago

    i write ha ha ha, when i laugh, cuz it sounds better then the noise i really make. i have found, times i did not add lol, people took me seriously, when i was joking.

    1. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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 smile

      Edit - forgot the lol and ....


      It was the back end of your post, about CNN and Fox. Tickled me smile

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        rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        laughter truly is the best medicine, if theres no bottle of liqour handy.  wink   i dont really know how to describe my laugh, but my nervous giggle sounds like a guinea pig....

    2. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      smile Hey girl, you're good with me.  I even appreciate a good snort! 

      Yeah, I use the smiley, because I'm smiling, but figured some were using some variation of laugh to indicate they are joking.

  8. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    People have actually said LOL or Lawl or Rofl instead of laughing in real life. Makes me wonder if they laugh when nothing is said and just think to type it when there not laughing. Lol.

    ~thranax~

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      they don't know what real laughter is then, do they?

  9. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    LOL - when I'm laughing
    ROFL - when I'm laughing really hard
    ROFLMAO - when my laughter has grown to snorts and spits on the keyboard smile

    I guess I could use <snort> big_smile

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      OK, so you actually are laughing.  Fair enough.

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    elliot.dunnposted 7 years ago

    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 smile's go along way to smoothing things over.  but i'm definitely going to start using TJMF - haha lol ROFL!

  11. Gemsong profile image80
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    giggle

    snicker

    snirk


    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      RBS (Really Big Smile)

  12. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    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 lol 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.  smile  (I'm not really smiling now, BTW, but I'm trying to send others the smile).

  13. atomswifey profile image58
    atomswifeyposted 7 years ago

    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
    ?

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well that's a tough one.  Maybe abbreviate further.  Like how you would spell the zerbert sound.  Spppppt?

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      rednckwmnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      happens to me all the time. i write HA HA HAAAHHHHAAA

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago

    I DON'T REALLY LAUGH OUT LOUD...... BUT I DO SMILE A LOT

                 smile

  15. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 7 years ago

    Can you tell this new hubber how to actually add a smiley face to a hub? I smile a lot, but not enough to evoke eye rolls. (those are cute animations too!

    1. rmcrayne profile image95
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      When you open the reply box, to the bottom right, in blue, it says "Formatting Tips".  It shows the variations of the faces, also italics, bold etc.  Smile is colon: then close parenthesis).

  16. Gemsong profile image80
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Heh.

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    Sarra Garrettposted 7 years ago

    I have often LMAO reading these, however not ROF.

 
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