What’s so funny? Oh, nothing. I just typed that to fill an uncomfortable silence.
That’s what everyone else does. I mean, come on: how often is someone really laughing out loud, or even smiling, when they use LOL?
I’m not completely against LOL-ing. I’m okay with it when it’s in reply to something funny. Especially if it’s my funny.
What kills me is the way people insert it into everything they write. It’s LOL Tourette’s.
If it had a sound, it would be a nervous laugh: “Heh-heh.”
Like Paulie Walnuts on The Sopranos. Remember that scene on the boat in season 6, where Tony wants to kill him? It’s not just because Paulie betrayed him. It’s that laugh.
I did a quick Twitter search for “LOL,” and found that if it means anything beyond “that’s hilarious” and “heh-heh”, it’s probably one of the following:
“What I just said is funny, in case you couldn’t tell.”
- If that’s biz casual to her I hate to see plain old casual LOL
- Yall know damn well some of yall in bed..aint brush your teeth lol
“Joke! Joke! I kid.”
- Germany sucks! LOL
- Knock down any old people? Lol
“I’m not pissed at you or hurt by you, even if you are a jerk. Kidding. But not. Just kidding.” (Very common)
- I’m done trying to reach you since you don’t call back! Lol
- It’s ur fault lol
- morning! you don’t love me anymore huh?lol
- im so freakin depressed and no one has told me happy birthday except @omezzy27 lol
- Went to sleep @ 4 and woke up at 5 cuz my phone starting ringing, Thanks Vanessa. lol
“I’m such a character. They sure broke the mold when they made me.”
- Always sayin whatever is on my mind. People think I’m crazy!! lol
“I’m lovably hopeless.”
- I wish I could dance LOL!
- My inner fatty is coming out, lol
- at the apple store and dont know how to work anything lol -ashley 🙂
“Ain’t life crazy?”
- At the library now and some lady is being loud lol
- with the kids, racing 2 get them dressed… like always lol
Maybe my interpretation is all wrong. Maybe I’m just not up on the latest humor, and everyone really is Laughing Out Loud.
If that’s the case, here, with examples from Twitter, are…
25 things that are evidently very, very funny:
1. Needing to pee.
- My bladders is full. I caant take it lol. Im in a car! Aaah
- heh nothin much .. just findin an excuse to booze-up lol!
- man I need some drugs lol;
- My hair is LONG! Lol
- like my hair how it is on my default picture, just without the brown. Sound good?? I like it, LOL
- I wanna get a bob cut and dye my hair black. Opinions? Lol
- I’m going to a Detroit hairstylist this weekend to get my hair done for the first time! Any suggestions??????? Lol
5. Celebrity hair.
- All my celeb crushes have light hair except Adam lol (and Kris kinda……his hair’s medium).
6. Having a nice day.
- well today was fun…danced, ate ice cream with awesome best friends, watched the stars, and hung out with my sister! lol
- lol , I’m eatin pineapples.
8. Smelling smokey.
- went to my church bonfire tonight. I smell like smoke! Haha I need a shower lol
9. Unhealthy breakfast.
- Pop tarts, salt & vinegar chips & a half ice tea half lemonade for breakfast lol
10. The Internet.
- what’s your favorite website? – I can’t decide between Twitter and Youtube. lol.
- lol I’m sick
- i love overcast days i can open curtins and not get a migrain lol
13. Big egos.
- is wondering if theres anyone on twitter who can help her get on tv lol
- i like seeing my name real big. LOL.
14. Hungry kids.
- gotta get to the store today . . . need to get some food for these kids LOL
15. Being hungry…
- i’m freakin hungry!!!!!!!!!!!! lol
- lets get some eats. yuh KNW ima be starvinq lol
- put my roast on early this morning and now its starting to make me very hungry LOL!
- Been up since 5am! Then heading to work! And I’m hungry lol
- i don’t think i like smoking in the morning.. it makes me REALLY hungry! lol
- Out of disneyland!! And hungry!! Lol
- I didnt eat and am now starving. Lol
- lmao! got the munchies…lol
16. …or bored and hungry…
- Bored, and hungry again lol
- is super bored and hungry.! Lol
- and I’m bored and hungry outta my mind!!! Lol
- booooored….and hungry…lol…
- Just woke up from my nap.. Still bored and hungry.. lol
- lol I’m so bored and hungry
- yes ma’am…super bored…AND HUNGRY!!!!!!!! lol
- it’s not fair..im sooo bored!! and hungry lol
- I’m really damn bored…and hungry…lol
17. …or tired and hungry…
- I’m sooo tired and hungry lol
- On my way home…i’m tired and sleepy. And cranky. And hungry lol
- I’m sooo tired and hungry lol
- I’m sleepy and hungry… lol
- is tired lol and hungry
- Now I’m tired AND hungry lol
- im tired and hungry…. what a great combo! lol
18. …or cold and hungry…
- Is cold and hungry!!!! lol x
- Just finished the longest marketing calendar meeting ever! Or maybe it was so long bc I was cold and hungry? lol
- tell me about it i’m freezing and hungry lol.
19. …or broke and hungry…
- Some one buy me food I’m broke and hungry lol
20. …or fat and hungry…
- cooking a chesse burger! so fat and hungry lol
21. …or lazy and hungry…
- I’m just lazy. And hungry to to boot. LOL
22. …or drunk and hungry…
- Woke up. I’m loopy and “drunk”. And hungry lol.
23. …or annoyed at youtube and hungry.
- Mood: Annoyed of youtube and hungry (lol)
24. Even funnier than hungry: full.
- tummy hurts (ate too much) lol but its ok.
- I’m stuffed with ice cream and cake right now lol
- im stuffed and feel lazy lol back to work! =]
- OMG I AM SO FULL!!! Just came back from In and Out lol
- enchiladas and sliced tomatoes mmmmm yummy to my tummy ;)Im stuffed lol
- well just back from lunch…and I’m absolutely stuffed…lol
- Omg….. I just ate and wow am i stuffed lol 🙂 hahahhahahaa =]
- i ate too much junk food and now i feel lethargic lol
- Just stuffed my face with a sugary twist and some Pizza…so much for watching my “Girlish Figure”… lol
25. Funniest of all: pancakes.
- my mom made gross pancakes lol
- eatinsum pancakes lol
- pancakes lol and run later needa get in shape for tennis
- It’s definitely 2:23 and I’m eating strawberry pancakes?Lol
- like what? whats wrong? you should come over and chillll we can make pancakes lol 🙂
- Jus cooked bacon and pancakes! Lol and it’s nt even breakfast!
- about to make some pancakes and watch football. i could literally eat pancakes everyday lol
- I’m cooking pancakes and sausage who’s hungry? lol
- pancakes and sausages make a good breakfast, lol!
- Making my fiance go and get pancake mix because i want pancakes..LOL
- I’m hungry and craving pancakes .. hmmmmm lol
- Word about to murder some pancakes lol
- just made pancakes and ate em lol
- Just now eating my pancakes. Lol.
- up and i made some slammin ass pancakes lol
- I made us pancakes and eggs.. lol.
Yes, it turns out that pancakes are hilarious. Who knew? LOL.
Dang, now I’m hungry. Lol. For pancakes! LMAO ROTFL!!!!!!