Sophie (soph) wrote in polloftheday,
Sophie
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LOL?

Recently I was thinking of the abbreviation "LOL". It used to be that when you typed it, it was because you were *actually* laughing out loud. But does it mean that any more?

Poll #1505948 Do you Laugh Out Loud?

When you type "LOL" in a conversation, are you *actually* laughing out loud?

Yes. I don't type it unless I'm actually laughing outwardly.
6(5.8%)
I'm always giggling or chuckling outwardly when I type it, if not outright laughing.
13(12.6%)
If it causes me to snort, that counts as an "LOL" for me.
8(7.8%)
I'm always laughing/giggling/chuckling internally, but not usually outwardly so.
30(29.1%)
Not outwardly, but I usually do so internally - though not always.
27(26.2%)
No, usually I'm not doing so either internally or outwardly; it's just a word in my vocabulary.
5(4.9%)
Other - plase comment.
14(13.6%)

Do you make a distinction between "LOL" in upper case, and "lol" in lower case?

Yes; I consider "LOL" (upper case) to be a stronger variant.
51(49.0%)
Yes; I consider "lol" (lower case) to be a stronger variant.
2(1.9%)
Yes, but only in that I consider the upper case usage wrong and therefore meaningless.
2(1.9%)
Yes, but only in that I consider the lower case usage wrong and therefore meaningless.
1(1.0%)
No, I consider them to be the same.
44(42.3%)
Other - plase comment.
4(3.8%)

Do you string together your LOLs, as in "LOLOLOL"?

Yes, all the time.
1(1.0%)
Yes, most of the time.
2(1.9%)
Yes, but only when something is especially funny.
39(37.1%)
No.
60(57.1%)
Other - plase comment.
3(2.9%)

Bonus question! How do you pronounce "LOL"?

"Ell-oh-ell"
35(33.3%)
"Lawl"
14(13.3%)
"Lawls"
2(1.9%)
"Loll"
36(34.3%)
"Lolls"
1(1.0%)
I don't; I only type it.
8(7.6%)
Other - plase comment.
9(8.6%)

Ticky?

LOL, ticky.
17(18.9%)
Tocky?
9(10.0%)
Ticky ticky boom boom!
14(15.6%)
It's "Tickeh", not "Ticky".
7(7.8%)
Othe-- oh, whatever. *ticks*
16(17.8%)
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