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whats the meaning of "LOL"?

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:05 am
by narris
there are too many LOLs in the forum,i cant catch the meaning of it.its hard for me to understand for i m not a native english speaker,with the same situation to my friends and colleagues.would you do me a favor ?thanks a lot~

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:42 am
by Dixie
LOL is short for "Laugh Out Loud" ;) It means you're laughing :D Another example would be LMAO, which means "Laughing my ass off". Of course this one's more colloquial :D

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:00 pm
by narris
cool~thank you for explanation,dixie!!!

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:10 pm
by shokin
I dont like this "word". I prefer :mrgreen: or :lol: .


Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:56 am
by yl88
so do i...

there r so many short words we can use actually...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:53 am
by Lilian

how about Lots OF Love ;) ...

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:33 am
by Dixie
Lilian wrote:LOL

how about Lots OF Love ;) ...
That's so sweet :D So like Lilian!!!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:47 pm
by ProfessorVerb
While I do not approve of the trend, it is clear that it is here for now. Here's some other common abbreviations being used in forums:

Abbreviation - Meaning

AFAIK - As Far As I Know

BFN - Bye For Now

BTW - By The Way

FAQ(s) - Frequently Asked Question(s)

FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (not only a forum abbreviation)

FWIW - For What It's Worth

FYI - For Your Information

HTH - Hope This Helps (or Helped)

IIRC - If I Recall Correctly

IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer

IME - In My Experience

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion

IMO - In My Opinion

IOW - In Other Words

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

OT - Off Topic

OTOH - On The Other Hand

PITA - Pain In The A***

ROFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing

RTFM - Read The [Flipping] Manual

TBH - To Be Honest

TIC - Tongue In Cheek

WFM - Works For Me

WRT - With Respect To

Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 6:21 am
by babyangel
LOL=Live Or Lie
LOL=Lick One's Lips

Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:04 pm
by RedRose
babyangel wrote:LOL=Live Or Lie
LOL=Lick One's Lips
that really makes sense! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: