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Author Topic: My 'LOL' alternative  (Read 2760 times)

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My 'LOL' alternative
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:20:06 PM »
I've never liked typing 'lol'.  It doesn't ever reflect the accuracy of the emotion.  It's too smug and quiet for what it stands for.  Whenever I see it, I picture someone just kind of smirking.  That's partly due to it's abuse.  I mean, actually "laughing out loud" as the phrase suggests is something that is rare, and it's rarity is to be appreciated as such.  So, I made these 3 video clips from the once popular Everybody Loves Raymond show.  It's not my favorite show, but this particular laughing scene by Robert (Brad Garrett) is probably my favorite TV laugh of all time.  Yes, I categorize a lot of things.  So here they are below for everyone's use.  I even posted the bbcode so you can paste it in the forums if you wish (along with the thumbnail).  Cool, yeah?

LOL (level 1)
i.e. should make you chuckle out loud at your monitor


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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsSth9szPxQ][img]http://aram.dcmembers.com/wp-content/uploads/images/lol-level1r.jpg[/img][/url]


LOL (level 2)
i.e. prolonged laughter compared to the above


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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISASED7nrGE][img]http://aram.dcmembers.com/wp-content/uploads/images/lol-level2r.jpg[/img][/url]


LOL (level 3)
i.e. you are laughing loud enough to make your coworkers wonder


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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Uky1SUtoh4][img]http://aram.dcmembers.com/wp-content/uploads/images/lol-level3r.jpg[/img][/url]
« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 09:22:00 PM by superboyac »

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 09:22:10 PM »
I've only had one friend in life who could make me laugh that much.. I miss hanging out with him.

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 09:28:28 PM »
I've only had one friend in life who could make me laugh that much.. I miss hanging out with him.
I know.  Isn't it a shame?  I'm trying to recapture that ability to legitimately laugh out loud.  Not fake it, which is what I normally do if I don't catch myself.  I probably laugh like that at most once every 6 months.  Crazy to say.  I've gotten so cynical.  I don't know.  Actually, I was in tears just the other day...Toy Story 3, when Buzz Lightyear went into Spanish mode.  But I was also crying because the movie was so freaking good.  So it was both...but Buzz really pushed me over the limit.

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 03:50:22 AM »
I've only had one friend in life who could make me laugh that much.. I miss hanging out with him.

ooh. that's a good point. i've known about three or four people that would regularly make me laugh until i was doubled over with tears in my eyes. AND, i nolonger see any of them. i miss them too. it's like they've died.

as for capturing it again, superboyac, i know what you mean. i think a few stand-up comedians make me laugh out loud. that's about it.

but, nothing ever makes me go LOL. i'd rather type out haha or heh.

LOL is for LOLcats and that's about it.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2011, 09:54:43 AM by nudone »

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 05:09:09 AM »
LOL if for LOLcats and that's about it.
Lol, srsly?
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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2011, 09:54:28 AM »
(i've edited my typo of "if" to "is".)

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2011, 09:55:27 AM »
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i've known about three or four people that would regularly make me laugh until i was doubled over with tears in my eyes. AND, i nolonger see any of them. i miss them too. it's like they've died.

I know exactly what you mean.  Had a couple friends in college like that.  It's terrible, never hearing from them.  I do email them from time to time.

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2011, 11:18:04 AM »
LOL if for LOLcats and that's about it.
Lol, srsly?

@f0dder - looks like you beat me to it. Again! wtfuwt?  ;D :Thmbsup:

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2011, 01:21:52 PM »
what does the "uwt" part represent?

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2011, 01:27:44 PM »
^ Up With That.  :)


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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2011, 01:37:14 PM »
ah, right. i definitely wouldn't have guessed that. all this hip cool jive talk goes over my head, erm, daddio.

erm, LOL.

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 02:17:39 PM »
No shame. I have a godchild in college majoring in photography. She's my mentor for all things hip.  Without her input I'd still be using terms like "ripoff" and "goof.";)

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2011, 01:16:43 AM »
I don't laugh out loud very often when speaking to people online, and I've always hated the feelings of dishonesty I've gotten if I typed "LOL" when I wasn't really laughing out loud. So I never type it, except when I'm being overly silly and speaking in LOLspeak (usually to show that I'm being facetious).

But on the somewhat rare occasion when something truly is funny enough to make me LOL, I still don't want to type "LOL" because then it wouldn't convey how funny I truly thought it was, since it seems almost everyone types LOL for everything that's even slightly amusing.

So I guess I don't type LOL either way, due to its frequent misuse and abuse.


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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2011, 02:45:31 AM »
(Deozaan, that is exactly what i meant to say. You just said it a lot better.)

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2011, 06:35:16 AM »
Deozaan has just made me go LOL...  :o

http://www.donationc....msg231060#msg231060

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Re: My 'LOL' alternative
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011, 06:16:20 PM »
Deozaan has just made me go LOL...  :o

http://www.donationc....msg231060#msg231060

Heh heh. Glad I could make you laugh.  :Thmbsup: