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'LOL' Or 'lol' At The End Of Sentences

It's vile. Just say what you have to say without the need to add that softening device at the end.

by Twentysomethingreply 4801/21/2013

I agree. It reveals the writer to be an unlettered buffoon.

by Twentysomethingreply 101/20/2013

Vile? That's a pretty strong adjective to apply to a shorthand term for something that makes you laugh.

by Twentysomethingreply 201/20/2013


by Twentysomethingreply 301/20/2013

How else do you let someone know you're not being serious? :P?

by Twentysomethingreply 401/20/2013

Texting has a language of its own. It is important to let someone know you got their joke or to indicate that you are joking. What would you suggest? An emoticon?

by Twentysomethingreply 501/20/2013

It's spreading here at the DL. You can now witness sentences like this one:

"They found the body behind the dumpster.. The underpants were covering the mouth lol."

by Twentysomethingreply 601/20/2013

lmfao! op, gl w ur thread. ttyl.

by Twentysomethingreply 701/20/2013

r5, sometimes people add it to things that are just not funny. I have a friend who is well educated and articulate in real life, but when he chats with me on Facebook, he says "lol" at the end of every other sentence. He will ask me what I'm doing, and I'll say, "Making a pot roast with vegetables". He'll say, "Sounds delicious lol!"

by Twentysomethingreply 801/20/2013

It's quick and effective. I'll keep using it.

by Twentysomethingreply 901/20/2013

I have to agree with R8. (R6's example is also great.) It serves no purpose anymore, now that everyone is tagging it to the end of every single possible sentence.

by Twentysomethingreply 1001/20/2013

Another fine gem, this time from a Columbia grad:

"I told him that I needed the permit tomorrow. He argued about it lol"

What purpose does the 'lol' serve there? Did the argument make you laugh? Am I supposed to laugh at your situation? Are you afraid that I'll take your plight too seriously? Add another few words, and make that context clear.

by Twentysomethingreply 1101/20/2013

"El-oh-El, Larry, el-oh-el."

by Twentysomethingreply 1201/20/2013

Jesus, r11, get a grip. She obviously used it to impart the fact that she wasn't that angry about the situation or wasn't taking it too seriously. Most people use it to give their statement some context. You guys complaining about this seem very crotchety. You must be a joy to live with. POB!

by Twentysomethingreply 1301/20/2013

Deal with it gramps!

by Twentysomethingreply 1401/20/2013

r8, he's being sarcastic a nod making fun of your elderly ass.

by Twentysomethingreply 1501/20/2013

That wasn't at all what he meant, R13, as I discovered later in the conversation. He was actually very angry, but didn't want to come off that way. He has "a reputation to maintain".

"Most people use it to give their statement some context."

Yeah, not quite, dear. Most people use it for whatever they feel like at the moment; it's more of a nervous tic than a semantic tool.

by Twentysomethingreply 1601/20/2013


It's all good

by Twentysomethingreply 1701/20/2013

I think it's fairly clear that the literate people are not the ones championing the indiscriminate use of 'LOL'...

by Twentysomethingreply 1801/20/2013

The only time I use "lol" is in reaction to what another person has posted or texted; never in reaction to what I've brought forth.

by Twentysomethingreply 1901/20/2013

"It's all good" is a terrible expression. It sounds like "I don't care" or "whatever," but people seem to use it more freely, thinking it doesn't sound as harsh. It does to me.

by Twentysomethingreply 2001/20/2013


by Twentysomethingreply 2101/20/2013

Really, r15? Other examples:

I'm just hanging out lol

Watching TV lol

About to go to bed lol

Have a good day lol!

by Twentysomethingreply 2201/20/2013

I hate it. I hate it with all my might.

by Twentysomethingreply 2301/20/2013

Who the fuck cares? I'm tired of controlling assholes who can't handle people doing what they wouldn't do. You don't like it? Don't do it. Geez.

by Twentysomethingreply 2401/20/2013

R24--Are you upset that words having definitions that "control" their meanings? Language is controlled or it becomes useless.

We do have opinions about language here. If you don't like that, stay out of threads about language.

by Twentysomethingreply 2501/20/2013

I agree, LOL belongs at the beginning

by Twentysomethingreply 2601/20/2013

It could be worse.

An eldergay friend of mine thought that 'lol' meant 'lots of love.' He was mortified when I told him what it really meant...

He had just posted on the FB page of a friend whose mother had just passed away:

"So sorry for your loss. LOL"

by Twentysomethingreply 2701/20/2013

LOL at r27.

by Twentysomethingreply 2801/20/2013

Second lol for R27.

by Twentysomethingreply 2901/20/2013

I snigger at people who use LOL.

Yes, snigger I do!

by Twentysomethingreply 3001/20/2013

Ciaran feels cool about DRTL. Naturally.

by Twentysomethingreply 3101/20/2013

You aren't the boss of us, OP. LAY

by Twentysomethingreply 3201/20/2013

For the first time, I could write LOL and mean it. I did laugh at loud at R27.

by Twentysomethingreply 3301/20/2013

"Ha!" is much better.

LOL is stupid.

by Twentysomethingreply 3401/20/2013

R32 remembers the way Ken LAY's cock felt in his mouth...

by Twentysomethingreply 3501/20/2013

A lot of the time it's used cynically or disingeuously to deflect from a comment that is deliberately spiteful or insulting.

by Twentysomethingreply 3601/20/2013

The "eldergay" shit is unfortunate, largely because it's being used as a bully tool by nitwits of limited education to stifle understandable reactions to their LOL dullness and ignorance. It is implicitly homophobic.

by Twentysomethingreply 3701/20/2013

[quote]thinking it doesn't sound as harsh. It does to me.

My response is often, WELL, it Obviously IS, asshat!

by Twentysomethingreply 3801/20/2013

I'm fine with them using the LOL but shouldn't there be a period before the LOL?

by Twentysomethingreply 3901/20/2013

R37 = Bitter eldergay

by Twentysomethingreply 4001/20/2013

The only time I've used TL;DR on here (or anywhere, to my recollection) was in reply to an eejit who posted s long-winded rant about someone else's post and ended his with TL;DR. I don't remember which thread it was on.

by Twentysomethingreply 4101/20/2013

Uh, we're talking about LOL, not TL;DR. Do try to keep up, dear.

by Twentysomethingreply 4201/20/2013

I am aware of that darling, but I was replying to R31. Of course, he got it wrong, but I figured out to what he was referring.

by Twentysomethingreply 4301/20/2013

You're a dick, OP. LOL

by Twentysomethingreply 4401/20/2013

[quote]The "eldergay" shit is unfortunate, largely because it's being used as a bully tool by nitwits of limited education to stifle understandable reactions to their LOL dullness and ignorance. It is implicitly homophobic.

So, what you are saying is "eldergay wounds"?

by Twentysomethingreply 4501/20/2013

That was boring, R44.

by Twentysomethingreply 4601/21/2013

My Sibs and I have been cackling over R27 since yesterday.

by Twentysomethingreply 4701/21/2013

LMK if JK JK is Ok.

by Twentysomethingreply 4801/21/2013
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