Lets talk about the ever popular LOL shortcut used all over the world and in several mediums. I know I am guilty of abusing and thus destroying the meaning of this most useful of cyberspeak. But how many times do we really laugh out loud? I will admit for my part, that it's not as many times as I type it. In fact I am sure there are times when I don't even smile, or grin, or even think about laughing. It has become an automated response to what you imagine the person on the 'other side' wants to hear. What does this make us? Liars? Well I don't think it's all that dramatic, but still it can be quite an over reaction to an otherwise slightly amusing comment. Besides, when we really do laugh out loud, what are we supposed to do? Type LOL (really)? Well it's now longer a short cut, is it?
Well mama always said, don't just point out the problem, offer some kind of solution; so here are some suggestions:
MA: Mildly Amussing
LIMH: Laughing in my head
LQTM: Laughing quietly to myself
NF: Not Funny
NECTF: Not even close to funny
And to kick LOL up a notch...
ITIJPM: I think I just pissed myself
Remember to practice and tell your friends. (I am such a trend setter in the bloggin' word)