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What does LOL mean?

Asked by prasad (3859points) March 21st, 2009

I’ve heard it over many times, but still I’m unsure it’s meaning.
I think lol is one who takes much time to understand a thing. Is it right?
Has it got anything to do with “loll” i.e. to lounge?
Is lol a slang word?

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aviona's avatar

to Laugh Out Loud

It’s chatspeak. But usually people aren’t actually laughing out loud when they use it.

prasad's avatar

Can I use lol to a girl?

aviona's avatar

You can use it to anyone, as long as what you think they said was funny

MrMontpetit's avatar

It’s an online substitute for “haha” basically. It means you thought something was funny.

asmonet's avatar

Do you have any idea what google is?

prasad's avatar

@asmonet yeah, I tried it. But, still I couldn’t understand it.
I’m no good in English, and no one around here talks in English, they mostly use native language other than English.

asmonet's avatar

Any internet slang is easy to find out if you type it in alone in Google.

Click that for an example.

prasad's avatar

@asmonet Thanks!
The real reason for me not using google was I was afraid that lol means something taboo/bad.
I couldn’t search it here in office for that matter.

Bluefreedom's avatar

@MacBean. Nice link. I might try some of those out just for the hell of it. Or maybe not. I haven’t decided yet. LOL Doh!

sandystrachan's avatar

lick out lesbians

allen_o's avatar

why do people think that writing “LOL” is shorter than writing “ha”? It has the same effect. Am I the only one who gets annoyed when people lol and rofl and lmao at me?

Bluefreedom's avatar

It’s just a few letters from the alphabet. How annoying can they really be?

sandystrachan's avatar

its annoying when someone types them at the end of every sentence lol
even if the said sentence is not funny lol
are they really needed because its not as tho you really laugh out loud lol.
you just sit there and maybe smile lol

Mr_M's avatar

I SO agree!! I hate it when people use LOL or hahaha, etc. And it seems to be mostly females who do it.

sandystrachan's avatar

i must disagree with you there Mr M i find males do it just as much if not more.
depending on the age group.
its worse when walking down the street and actually people say LOL and the likes

Mr_M's avatar

Maybe men don’t do it with other men. People SAY LOL???

sandystrachan's avatar

yes people really say LOL in real life in the street

guys say lol to me all the time online
so they do say it to other guys

jbfletcherfan's avatar

It was pointed out once on another site that I say LOLLLLLLLLLLL. I KNOW that’s not the way it’s supposed to be written out, but that’s just my way of indicating a big belly laugh. That’s just the way I do it. Who does it hurt? No one. It’s just a little thing I do.

casheroo's avatar

geez, remind me never to laugh at certain people’s threads

fullOFuselessINFO's avatar

if you use it too much it means that you should be shunned by the general public.

asmonet's avatar

@casheroo: For real. o.0

mowens's avatar

I’ve always been against LOL. Since I first saw it on AOL in the early 90’s. I say “Heh”

It originally started out, Heh eh… sort of a laughing sound. It got shortend to heh, because I am lazy.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

Yeah…Laugh out loud. If something really makes me laugh, I go LOLLLLLLLLL. Someone once drew it to may attention that it would mean laugh out loud, loud, loud, etc. I don’t care. That’s just the way I express having a big laugh. So sue me! ;-)

jbfletcherfan's avatar

God, this is an old question. I just now noticed that. :-(

Sunshine2u's avatar

Laugh out Loud

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