The Power of LOL

If you spend at least two or three hours online daily, you probably met one of the most powerful words ever! No, it’s not money, godamit! It’s LOL.
I know it is an acronym actually, but… to keep it simple, let’s assume it’s a word. You see, LOL has many different meanings. We are probably all familiar with the “laughing out loud”, but there’s more.

The meaning depends heavily on the context of LOL.

Meaning #1: This is funny

A friend of yours posts something funny, e.g.: “Avoid arguments with the Mrs about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.
You could write “Hahaha, where on earth did you find this? It’s hillarious!” in response, but it’s much easier to write “lol“.
This also complies with the KISS principle. In this case lol has one and one meaning only: this is/was funny.

Meaning #2: You’re crazy, funny, but crazy

A friend posts something like this: “I’m gonna go tease lions dressed up like a zebra.
You could respond with: “Hahaha, man, you’re crazy! What lion?! You’re thousand miles away from Africa and there is no Zoo in the radius of 250 km!
But instead you write “lol“. It’s the same. KISS, remember?

Meaning #3: In your dreams only!

You have a friend who is known as a womanizer, a ladies man, if you know what I mean, and he asks: “May I borrow your car? I have a date tonight.
Because you know what he is about to do in your car, you would say: “C’mon, get a room, dude! My car? In your dreams only!
Isn’t it easier to just write “lol”? It really is the same, only with less characters.

Meaning #4:  How nice, thank you for sharing (sarcasm unleashed)

Friend:Dude, I might have slept with your girlfriend/boyfriend. Sorry, we were both drunk.
You:How nice, thank you for sharing.
Believe me, “lol” is much more appropriate for this situation.

Meaning #5: Lots Of Love

Priest: “Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife? Yadda yadda yadda …”
Wife-to-be/Hubby-to-be: “I, (Bride/Groom), take you (Groom/Bride), to be my (wife/husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.

Here is what I suggest…

Priest:What will you give her?
Hubby-to-be:Lol.
Priest:What will you give him?
Wife-to-be: “Lol.”
Priest:Woman, you should say lol and occasional you-know-what!

As simple as that. And a lot of KISSes! :lol:

I’m sure you can identify even more meanings of lol. Have fun doing it! :D

4 thoughts on “The Power of LOL

  1. So among words it’s like a towel among physical tools, which is we well know about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitch hiker can have.

  2. Abso-LOL-utely. A-must-have in everyone’s basic vocabulary. It’s a mother of all sparkica-related-words and I’m the prophet. Apparently, I’ve lost the word ‘humble’ somewhere along the way.

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