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Monday, July 18, 2011

LOLz

Everyone uses LOL these days. Texting, Instant Messaging, Emailing, and it's even seeped into more mainstream writing. However, it took me a while to catch on to what LOLz means. Even over in the Oxford English Dictionary, I mean Urban Dictionary, there's quite a bit of disagreement. At the very least, we know it gives emphasis to the LOL if not making it entirely an exaggerated plural.

So yes, I do have a point. My co-worker just told me that his two teenage kids and all their friends in school actually speak LOLz. Like they read it and use it out loud. That is scary, my friends. I pressed him if the meaning was the same, and so far he told me that it seems to be a sarcastic form of the written LOLz. He's observed that these teens use it primarily in circumstances similar to when an 80's kid might have rolled their eyes at a dumb parent joke, for example. Picture it being used on Square Pegs! Hmmm.

Anyway, if you have any additional inside information on this new language development, let me know immediately. And thanks!

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