do you actually lol?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by tinymonkeyt, Nov 2, 2008.

?

Do you actually laugh out loud?

  1. of course.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. not really. its just to express slight amusement

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. sometimes. when i write LOL then yes. i do.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
Nov 2, 2008

do you actually lol? by tinymonkeyt at 6:47 AM (2,983 Views / 0 Likes) 31 replies

  1. tinymonkeyt
    OP

    Member tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    3,221
    Country:
    United States
    when you type in lol,
    do you, in real life, behind that computer screen of yours, really laugh out loud?

    i rarely do
    only when sometime is super funny
    and my sis always glares at me cuz im all giggling in my room >.
     


  2. War

    Member War Take it easy~

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Messages:
    5,409
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    Japan
    Not really, unless something is REALLY funny... but if that's the case, then I'd probably say

    "OMFG, I'M LOLING IRL!"
     
  3. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    I voted for "I only type lol when I'm making fun of people that say lol all the time".
     
  4. Sir-Fritz

    Member Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,336
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    I dont actually laugh out loud but i do say the word lol instead
     
  5. dinofan01

    Member dinofan01 Misses the old days...

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,842
    Country:
    United States
    When I type lol I don't always laugh out loud. Sometimes I do though; I'll usually say "I literally lol'd."
     
  6. sdnoob

    Member sdnoob GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    At a Computer
    Country:
    Canada
    i type LOL or lmao when i really laugh, lol is just a filler.
     
  7. DeMoN

    Member DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Messages:
    7,647
    Country:
    United States
    It takes a lot to get me to laugh, so no.
     
  8. Talaria

    Member Talaria ...

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Messages:
    584
    Location:
    ...
    Country:
    New Zealand
    I voted "I only type lol when I'm making fun of people that type lol to make fun of people who say lol all the time".

    The english language is forever evolving. Go back 300-800 years and you will find the english completely foreign to what it is today and see how it changes over time. 'Lol' today is just a way of portraying/acknowledging "yeah i think thats kinda funny" without having to say something as long as that. Hell, thats why we have contractions in the english language as it's easier and quicker to say 'Shouldn't' then 'Should not'. But yeah pretty lame argument I have, so I'm gonna shut up now.
     
  9. Destructobot

    Member Destructobot Crave the Hammer

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    5,005
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Country:
    United States
    People that say lol all the time generally use it as a crutch word; they can't express their intentions well enough with just their words, so they throw a lol in there so you don't think they really meant what they said about your mom. Same with emoticons.

    I have no problem with people saying lol here and there to indicate that they found something to be particularly funny, I just hate seing it twice per sentence, every sentence.


    You are, of course, absolutely right about the English language being a living, evolving thing. Only dead languages stay the same.
     
  10. Raika

    Member Raika uguu

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    4,864
    Location:
    uguu
    Country:
    Antarctica
    Sometimes....
     
  11. SkankyYankee

    Member SkankyYankee GBAtemp Advanced Skank

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    507
    Location:
    In front of the PC
    Country:
    United States
    i lqtm laughing quietly to myself
     
  12. Phynx

    Newcomer Phynx Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    WA
    Country:
    United States
    I generally just type "lol" as internet etiquette. If I actually do laugh, I usually bump it up to "rofl" or at least capitalize my lol!
     
  13. xcalibur

    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,166
    Location:
    Sacred Heart
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I actually say lol in real life.
     
  14. themuddaload

    Member themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    1,099
    Location:
    West of the equator Sex: sure
    Country:
    United States
    Most of the time. If I don't actually lol, I at least thought something was genuinely funny.
     
  15. Seven

    Member Seven oh hell no

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    777
    Country:
    United States
    If I said "I lol'd." then it's pretty obvious I did.

    If I said "lol" then I most likely didn't.
     
  16. Twiffles

    Member Twiffles танковые победы

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,925
    Country:
    Germany
     
  17. alex

    Member alex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,657
    Country:
    United States
    I don't... only if it's REALLY worth it. I laugh in my head usually so I don't freak out anyone near me.
     
  18. Midna

    Banned Midna Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,336
    Country:
    Albania
    I reserve the "L" acronym for the occasions that I'm actually laughing on.
     
  19. ENDscape

    Member ENDscape REBORN! I will post with my Dying Will!!!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,488
    Location:
    ``orz
    Country:
    Philippines
    I laugh in my head when i type LOL
     
  20. Midna

    Banned Midna Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,336
    Country:
    Albania
    Than yopu should probably write LIMH
     

Share This Page