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?