lol : Common Errors in English

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The common Internet abbreviation “lol” (for “laughing out loud”) began as an expression of amusement or satirical contempt: “My brother-in-law thought the hollandaise sauce was gravy and poured it all over his mashed potatoes (lol).” It has become much overused, often to indicate mere surprise or emphasis with no suggestion of humor: “The boss just told us we have to redo the budget this afternoon (lol).” And some people drop it into their prose almost at random, like a verbal hiccup. It is no longer considered hip orsophisticated, and you won’t impress or entertain anyone by using it.Note that this initialism has had two earlier meanings: “Little Old Lady” and “Lots Of Love.”

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  1. Andre Drummond Dunking on Chris Brown is as Satisfying As You Might Imagine

    Andre Drummond dunked all over R&B artist Chris Brown, making an entire nation extremely jealous.  Thanks to Yahoo! Sports , we had the following Vine post brought to our attention. It features the Detroit Pistons center leaping into a flailing Brown. Lol !!! Andre Drummond Chris Brown... Bang out. ? This night... vine.co/v/bldhrUFMZdT — kiley mcdermott (@kikimack650) June 13, 2013   There is ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Kanye West Plays Daft Punk-Featuring 'On Site,' Does 'New Slaves' A Cappella

    In Kanye West's surprisingly self-effacing (LOL) new interview with the New York Times ' Jon Caramanica, he admits that he pretty much looks miserable whenever he's out in public...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Spin

  3. The haps of Bonnaroo's Comedy Tent

    Grand LOL Party Bonnaroo's comedy tent is air conditioned, but the limited, first-come-first-served seating means you have to queue up in zero shade (hours) before a particular set:… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Nashville Scene

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