Often I find myself typing LOL. Not so much in email as in blogs and comments. I don’t like it.
It has become habitual — as if LOL has turned into a word in itself. You certainly wouldn’t hear me laughing out loud all that often, let alone ROFL (rolling on the floor, laughing). That latter just won’t happen, I’m not that type of person. I smile at the best. It would have to be an extremely good joke before I’d laugh out loud. One like this:
Q: Why can’t the pony sing “Happy Birthday”?
A: Because he’s a little hoarse.
For some reason, it’s handy to type LOL when you’re typing real fast, like I am. Handier than doing colon + right parenthesis 🙂 . There are many ‘schools’, and there are people that don’t like the graphic smiley. I don’t have a real opinion on that, but I don’t like the LOL — it just isn’t me. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I’m taciturn, but you certainly wouldn’t see me slapping myself on the knees in convulsions of loud laughter LOL (!).
Speaking of loud; quite often I see, in Facebook Groups, how people write aloud instead of allowed?! Too often to be just a typo, and too many people do it. I wonder if they’re using the voice thing on the phone, and not typing in their comments?!
The above bunch of ducklings is new. Not the same as the ones I’ve posted before. Picture from yesterday in Rockwood Park.