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Offline FRoG

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notes on rofl and lol
« on: November 19, 2007, 10:11:33 PM »
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ROFL is an internet accronmym for Rolling On Floor Laughing, and like all things internet it has adapted to nerd culture and has taken on new real-life use, though usually in a satirical way.

ROFL can be merged with other accronyms to created super l33t acronyms that "r0x0r y0ur b0x0rs" per se. Some examples of the merged accronyms are as follows:

ROFLAARP: Rolling On Floor Looking At Assorted Rodent Pornography


ROFLEW: Rolling On Floor Laughing whilst Eating Waffles

<noob> Yo dude, these waffles are sweet!
<admin> rofl. Are you ROFLEW?
<noob> Nah dude! I'm totally eating them at a table.

and notes on lol as follows:

It's original definition was "Laughing out loud" (also written occasionally as "Lots of Laughs"), used as a brief acronym to denote great amusement in chat conversations.

Now, it is overused to the point where nobody laughs out loud when they say it. In fact, they probably don't even give a shit about what you just wrote. More accurately, the acronym "lol" should be redefined as "Lack of laughter."

Depending on the chatter, its definition may vary. The list of its meanings includes, but is not limited to:
1) "I have nothing worthwhile to contribute to this conversation."
2) "I'm too lazy to read what you just wrote so I'm typing something useless in hopes that you'll think I'm still paying attention."
3) "Your statement lacks even the vaguest trace of humor but I'll pretend I'm amused."
4) "This is a pointless acronym I'm sticking in my sentence just because it's become so engraved into my mind that when chatting, I MUST use the meaningless sentence-filler 'lol.'"

Statement: Sorry if I'm not too cheery, my best friend just died yesterday.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: The golden ratio is truely an intersting aspect of not only mathematics, but art as well.
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: ... And then he says, "Your mom goes to college!"
Worthless Reply: lol

Statement: Hey, are you doing anything tonight? You could come over to my house and play some Unreal Tournie...
Worthless Reply: lol, ok

Offline Johenyst

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notes on rofl and lol
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 02:26:24 AM »
Like I said before, its alot easier for a child to get on the internet and see alot worse then what was in ME. Like, shit, three was next to nothing there. These people need something better to do with their time then bug the rest of society.

Offline Soulfly

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Re: notes on rofl and lol
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2011, 03:42:32 PM »