Wednesday, October 6

Here's something a bit embarrassing

When I first started using the internet I thought that the expression " lol " was a person throwing their hands up in the air over their head.  I had seen people making smileys and faces so I thought this was mimicking an action as well.

I even argued about it with a friend who said it was laugh out loud, I thought mine made more sense, lol.  Ah those were the days!

Did anyone else think this way or was it just me?

49 comments:

razortek said...

cool post bro!!:)

Acou said...

i can really see where you're coming from, but personally i never thought that ^^ i was an internet-pro from the beginning!

Hidden Blogger said...

That one's all you dude. But I almost never type 'lol', well, except then. :P

Flippy said...

This is closer to what you used to think: \o/

Biff Tanner said...

This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
Cheers

Wondergecko said...

Oh! There's a picture of a drowning person sign that looks like that. Hmm. Found it: http://failblog.org/2010/04/02/epic-fail-photos-drowning-sign-fail/

deltree2 said...

cool story

nick said...

cool post

Nailgun said...

haha, I thought the expression "throwing someone under a bus" was being literal.

Goodfella said...

Thanks for the comment.

Naj said...

i thought it was an insult!

Abigale Consulting said...

Guess I didn't make that connection.

SC2 Strats said...

Great post! I'm following you!

november17 said...

most of the time i type lol but i never really laugh nor do i crack a smile. i just laugh in my head.

lulz for me said...

Great post! love to read this stuff, really

Michele said...

Keep up the good work!
Supp!

Jehabbi said...

Just you :)

ashleyspace said...

Dont feel so bad a friend of mine used to think it ment "lots of love"

JillDine said...

i had a different font so l didnt look straight. |o| would have made more sense

jeanjean said...

only one thing to say: I lol'd

gypsycore said...

Thank you for this, it's just made me grin from ear to ear!!

My day is now complete lol

Jack Frost said...

I didn't actually know what "lol" meant for a long time.One day i got curious and found out the answer from google.. as i have done with many other internet expressions

Max Steel said...

I like that better than laugh out loud lol

Barnacle said...

haha never actually thought about lol that way xD

Cannot be unseen...

Ultimate Starcraft said...

lol vs \o/
never thought about it... pretty close XD

Randy Weezner said...

ahah...thats jokes

my mom thinks it means lots of love

darkmanx said...

lol I didn't think that, but I remember not knowing what it ment.

iMonei said...

yeah i agree

Dan said...

haha nope. I always knew it was lol.

the grim said...

yup, I think that's all you...

Erroneous Maximus said...

Dude that makes total sense. From now on I will see lol as that, which I think is better than the tired old floppity "laugh out loud". Also, thanks for your badass comments on my blog.

Paladin-Bias said...

thats funny!

razortek said...

<3

JDF said...

I never thought that, but when you think something is one way and people prove you're wrong it's like woah

nick said...

agree

la com├ędie said...

nice post

dolan duck said...

Ah the days when we were internet n00bs.

MikeNeuman said...

Never occurred to me but I can totally see it. Especially with people using \m/ and such.

SC2 Strats said...

lol. I never thought that, but it's pretty cool to think of it that way.

fat daddy said...

i thought it was lots of love or lots of luck

Metallica16 said...

cool man, sucks 2!

Olimpiky said...

when i first started using the internet I used internet explorer.

kokojesta said...

lol, im simply taken back by your insight, i now see a stick figure throwing his hands in the air!

Michael Angelo Cerritos said...

Lmao! Really you thought that?
>_> fail.

Firstlove666 said...

It's all good we have our own misconceptions we've made :)

The Loon said...

I think I thought that too...

pixel said...

that is a clever interpretation - a bit funny though

Matt said...

Haha. I've thought of this even when I knew what it meant.

Joel C Anatoli said...

=O