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    dna2playboy is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I used lol a few times back in high school. The seniors got a big kick out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverwmoon View Post
    >_> I have refrained myself irl though, but I WISH there was a way to indicate laughing without having to laugh.
    As in a fake laugh? Because, I'm quite sure that if you really want to laugh, you'll end up doing so. Anyway, I'd feel really odd if anyone told me 'lol' in real life.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Urameshi-sama View Post
    I have a friend who doesn't know of 4chan yet overuses memes as well, especially o rly and all your bases.
    4Chan doesn't get copyright on "All Your Base." It doesn't belong to anyone at this point. For great justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Obscuri View Post
    As in a fake laugh? Because, I'm quite sure that if you really want to laugh, you'll end up doing so. Anyway, I'd feel really odd if anyone told me 'lol' in real life.
    Really? laughing when you feel like you'd rather scream or cry? laughing bitterly? If you can laugh bitterly al the more power to you, I can't. I wish I could. lol allows you to express you can see the humor in a situation even if you don't feel it. Thus wishing to laugh when you can't. I don't know how better to explain it.

    @Urameshi-sama: that would be annoying, the memes... >_> especially if they don't know what 4-chan is >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverwmoon View Post
    Really? laughing when you feel like you'd rather scream or cry? laughing bitterly? If you can laugh bitterly al the more power to you, I can't. I wish I could. lol allows you to express you can see the humor in a situation even if you don't feel it. Thus wishing to laugh when you can't. I don't know how better to explain it.
    Wishing to laugh when you can't means that you do not feel like laughing. You may have found something to be fun or amusing, but not enough to laugh. So, you'd either make a fake laugh, or some gesture out of compromise.

    It is usually easy to tell when people laugh out of compromise, and it is quite awkward when they do, in my opinion, because it feels forced. That's why I said I'd feel odd if someone used 'lol' in real life.


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    Yeah. I can accept "lol" if it was used sarcastically, I guess, in certain contexts.

    But using it as an alternative because you don't find something funny enough to laugh? Then just do what people were doing for hundreds of years before the internet, and... don't laugh. If it tickles you mildly, then you'll probably smile or something and that gets the point across just fine, I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman View Post
    Then just do what people were doing for hundreds of years before the internet, and... don't laugh. If it tickles you mildly, then you'll probably smile or something and that gets the point across just fine, I reckon.
    That's how I handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terasiel View Post
    Did I just see about three or four people go out of their way to stick their nose up at a bad pun? It's like a room full of English teachers.
    Really? My high school English teacher loved puns. He'd find them all over the place in the work I submitted (this was totally unintentional on my part, I swear) and write comments about how great they were. And he'd make puns in class all the time.

    Quote Originally Posted by silverwmoon View Post
    >_> I have refrained myself irl though, but I WISH there was a way to indicate laughing without having to laugh.
    Thirding the "just smile" routine. Your face can say a lot more than "lol" ever can. (Not that I would totally snub someone who used it in an appropriate context - I've never encountered this context offline, but I'm sure it exists.)

    Quote Originally Posted by silver
    hmm I haven't found/seen any signs on campus of anon... too bad in a way, it'd be interesting to know how many are paying attention to what is going on...
    I haven't seen any, either. But I'm sure they're here, there was a protest planned for the tenth, albeit it a small one. They really need to get some posters up. Maybe everyone who's been active here is older or younger or in a different area, and not students at our campus?

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    Meh, i've used 'lol' here and there, situation warranted its use and it wasn't like it offended everybody- it made people smile a lot more/laugh. Personally i think the whole issue has been taken out of context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaom View Post
    Really? My high school English teacher loved puns. He'd find them all over the place in the work I submitted (this was totally unintentional on my part, I swear) and write comments about how great they were. And he'd make puns in class all the time.
    You know Kaom, excuse me, Your Highness Ms. Kaom of the Noble Banstick, that sounded awfully suspicious for a teacher. I think someone thought he was teaching a romance language.

    On a less risque note, double entendre, I'll use "internet humor" outside of a computer if the audience is likely to understand it. Never an "lol" though; that's just weird.

 

 
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