Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I am laughing, just not out loud


The first time I encountered "LOL" must have been my freshman year of college. I will confess that there may have been a time or two in the mid-90's I used LOL; it seemed like the thing to do.

It is a proven fact* that despite the frequent appearance of LOL's, those people typing or texting LOL are only laughing out loud 2% of the time. This means that when you see LOL, there is a 98% chance that someone is telling you a filthy-bald-faced lie.

In light of the foregoing I have refrained from using LOL. Please understand, however, I am not above using abbreviations as a means of saving keystrokes and time.

The following is a list of the abbreviations I most frequently use in emails and texts. Please print off a copy for your records. I also recommend laminating this useful reference card.

* A "proven fact" I just made up


Anonymous said...

All I have to say is LOL. Now you can judge the meaning of that.


Reluctant Kerry said...

You are, and always have been, full o' crap.

I am CERTAIN that you are not laughing out loud (though you should be, I am one funny mamma jamma). I am onto your little obnoxious lie (l.o.l.).

Workman said...

I take it you have three job leads?

Reluctant Kerry said...

Sadly, I still have no leads.

My humor strike was doomed from the beginning for two reasons:

FIRST - the strike was somewhat analogous to those two weeks in high school I thought I would give eating disorders a try. I simply don't have the willpower for it.

SECOND - my threat to cut off the funny was actually met with widespread encouragement rather than disappointment.

Deirdre said...


Deirdre said...

That would be Laughing So Hard I Have Tears Coming Down My Face

Deirdre said...

That would also be, um, a lie. I did chuckle, though! That's the truth! So I do get a LOL.

Reluctant Kerry said...

Let's face it, I have not earned a LSHIHTCDMF with this (or any) post. I humble accept your generous chuckle.