LOL is shorthand for Laughing out Loud or Laugh out Loud. LOL is the most commonly used chat expressions to illustrate you are laughing during a text conversation or that you found something funny. LOL is also less commonly short for Lots of Laughter and Laughing on Line and is also often substituted by LAL (Laughing a Lot) and LAWL (Laughing a Whole Lot). Although already an abbreviation LOL is also sometimes abbreviated even more as LL.
This may all be obvious to those who use chatese (or whatever the word is for chat language) but it wasn’t to me until the other day. I thought that LOL stood for Lots of Love. Apparently it is sometimes used for that but not so often as for Laughing out Loud.
It was only when I had read LOL in a few places where Lots of Love seemed totally inappropriate that I got around to looking it up and discovering what most people mean by it.
Katie aged 6 months
2 days ago