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What's "LoL! :)" supposed to mean?

I can't be alone in noticing this. Is it supposed to be funny? I see it all the time on here, as a reply to someone who says lol or LOL. Perhaps it has some amusing explanation but I have never understood why posters (assuming there's more than one, which may be overly generous) use it.

by Anonymousreply 71September 22, 2023 7:35 PM

Man, Muriel must have posts still coming up from the early 2000s. It means Lots of Love! Or die in a grease fire.

by Anonymousreply 1September 2, 2023 10:37 AM


by Anonymousreply 2September 2, 2023 10:39 AM

don't listen to r1! It means Little old Ladies.

by Anonymousreply 3September 2, 2023 10:42 AM

R1, you didn't read beyond the thread title, did you? Fool.

by Anonymousreply 4September 2, 2023 10:53 AM

I was only being pointless OP! Calm yo titties.

by Anonymousreply 5September 2, 2023 11:02 AM

[quote] I see it all the time on here

No, you don't.

by Anonymousreply 6September 2, 2023 11:25 AM

Serious answer: the “lol!” reply to a “lol!” is designed to throw shade on the original “lol!”er for using such an infantile interjection. It’s even more deliciously snarky when the original “lol!”er has no idea they’re being ridiculed.

by Anonymousreply 7September 2, 2023 11:27 AM

I thought it meant "Laugh Out Loud"!! It's not???

by Anonymousreply 8September 2, 2023 11:32 AM

Do you know what "STFU" means, OP?

by Anonymousreply 9September 2, 2023 11:36 AM

Oh, all right then, R6. Silly twat.

Yes, that's about what I thought, R8, though I depart from you as to whether or not it's amusing.

by Anonymousreply 10September 2, 2023 11:37 AM

I meant to agree in part with R7, not R8.

by Anonymousreply 11September 2, 2023 11:38 AM

It means Lots of Lard and it came about cuz of yo mama.

by Anonymousreply 12September 2, 2023 12:37 PM

Is that so? Mother's no sylph, it's true.

by Anonymousreply 13September 2, 2023 12:41 PM

Only on the Datalounge, kids. Only on the Datalounge.

by Anonymousreply 14September 2, 2023 12:45 PM

It means Lativa over Lakisha

by Anonymousreply 15September 2, 2023 12:59 PM

It's mocking idiotic people who type "lol." Generally, people over the age of 12 don't use "lol."

by Anonymousreply 16September 2, 2023 1:06 PM

Generally, they do. You are probably one of those rickety ild things who is offended by "no problem".

by Anonymousreply 17September 2, 2023 1:08 PM


by Anonymousreply 18September 2, 2023 1:08 PM


by Anonymousreply 19September 2, 2023 1:15 PM

[quote] Where posters are older than Cindy Adams. And dirt.

And think one person posts Mrs. Patsy Ramsey, or "I was molested."

by Anonymousreply 20September 2, 2023 1:16 PM

R20, I would never claim that only one person is responsible for the Mrs. Patsy Ramsey or Lorna Luft posts. Those have been adopted by many users as they are often amusing. "LoL! :)" is witless.

by Anonymousreply 21September 2, 2023 1:25 PM

On the Days of our Lives threads (DOOL) it’s become a thing over the years to write “LOOL!” instead of “lol”.

by Anonymousreply 22September 2, 2023 4:15 PM

Is lolz okay, though?

by Anonymousreply 23September 2, 2023 4:19 PM

An LOL! :) response to an original LOL post is essentially an "OK Boomer" response to the antiquated use of LOL.

All the cool kids just use emoji's now, and have been for years.

Typing LOL defines you as an oldster with limited tech skills.

by Anonymousreply 24September 2, 2023 4:22 PM

We don’t use emojis on DL!

by Anonymousreply 25September 2, 2023 4:27 PM

“An” LOL! :)

by Anonymousreply 26September 2, 2023 4:28 PM

It's about the same level of wit, R26 (i.e. low). Another poster said recently that some DLers only use the unfunnier recurring jokes as a way of "staying in the game" but some of these running jokes need to be taken off life support. Let me repeat that I am NOT coming for your Lorna Luft and Patsy Ramsey posts.

by Anonymousreply 27September 2, 2023 4:32 PM

I thought it meant something said was funny. I use it when I think something someone said is funny. How has this become offensive?

by Anonymousreply 28September 2, 2023 4:36 PM

Seriously, R28, read my post and not just my thread title. This is about a very particular way of [italic]writing[/italic] LOL/lol, which is capital L, lower-case o, capital L, exclamation mark, smiley face. This way of writing it is often posted as a response to someone who has written LOL or lol.

by Anonymousreply 29September 2, 2023 4:42 PM

Any lol derivation or emojis are used by deliciously snarky frauen.

by Anonymousreply 30September 2, 2023 5:19 PM

I am yet to behold this

by Anonymousreply 31September 2, 2023 5:38 PM

Lick Only Lesbians

by Anonymousreply 32September 2, 2023 5:52 PM

I use lol judiciously. I am comfortable with my usage and since I am Gen X , I am fine if it reveals that im old, out of touch, whatever.

by Anonymousreply 33September 2, 2023 7:20 PM

AFAIK in the US and in the UK they don’t awys sp out words like cdc or fda or gop or ncaa they often instead do lol.

It’s a guess anyway


by Anonymousreply 34September 2, 2023 7:28 PM

Ok R29 thank you.

by Anonymousreply 35September 2, 2023 7:36 PM

Sometimes a colon and an opening parenthesis are just a colon and an opening parenthesis.

by Anonymousreply 36September 2, 2023 7:39 PM

I use lol in only one instance- when something someone else posted made me laugh.

I NEVER use it when referring to what I write.

And I ain't gonna stop that.

by Anonymousreply 37September 2, 2023 7:52 PM

Stop that!

by Anonymousreply 38September 2, 2023 8:11 PM


by Anonymousreply 39September 2, 2023 8:23 PM

What about "haha"? That's what us old folks use.

by Anonymousreply 40September 2, 2023 8:25 PM

r40, some used to say 'Hahaha! I'll say!'

by Anonymousreply 41September 2, 2023 8:51 PM

J. Lo is short for Jennifer Lopez.

by Anonymousreply 42September 2, 2023 9:13 PM

We've had a lot of prisspot threads lately with people whining about the way someone else makes a post.

Not the content of the post, but how they post it, the wording.....I mean, really.

Talk about nellie prisspottery......

by Anonymousreply 43September 2, 2023 9:24 PM

[quote]Talk about nellie prisspottery......

I always spelled "nelly" with a Y, unless it's a woman's name.

by Anonymousreply 44September 2, 2023 9:28 PM

[quote]nellie prisspottery

Where could one acquire this pottery?

by Anonymousreply 45September 2, 2023 9:31 PM

R43, I take it that you're talking about the poster/s who use/s "LoL! :)". Because they only ever do so as a response to others' use of LOL. That's the point of this thread. I'm glad that you agree with me.

by Anonymousreply 46September 2, 2023 9:31 PM

Means ur old. Gen Z uses Jbol (just burst out laughing) now.

by Anonymousreply 47September 2, 2023 9:58 PM

Does Gen Z also use "ur" for "your"?

by Anonymousreply 48September 2, 2023 10:15 PM

[quote] J. Lo is short for Jennifer Lopez.

JLoL! :)

by Anonymousreply 49September 2, 2023 10:20 PM


by Anonymousreply 50September 2, 2023 10:26 PM

I did it for the lolz, R50! :)

by Anonymousreply 51September 3, 2023 12:48 AM

El oh ells.

by Anonymousreply 52September 3, 2023 11:45 PM

R48, u’re

by Anonymousreply 53September 4, 2023 12:05 AM

It actually means Lesbians of Laurasia, and it refers to women attracted to other women who lived on the ancient continent of Laurasia approximately 250 million years ago.

by Anonymousreply 54September 4, 2023 12:16 AM


by Anonymousreply 55September 4, 2023 12:32 AM

I will continue to use lol in response to something that made me chuckle, and to let the poster know I thought their post was clever/funny. Mock away.

by Anonymousreply 56September 4, 2023 12:33 AM

LoL! ; )

by Anonymousreply 57September 4, 2023 12:33 AM

I only use it now when I actually chuckle a little bit while reading a post.

by Anonymousreply 58September 4, 2023 2:09 AM

[quote]Mock away.

I can't be arsed.

by Anonymousreply 59September 10, 2023 9:55 AM

LOL = Lips On Labia?

by Anonymousreply 60September 10, 2023 10:32 AM

Lube our Lingams.

by Anonymousreply 61September 16, 2023 3:32 PM

[quote] Lube our Lingams.

These dumb queens don't know what's a lingam.

by Anonymousreply 62September 16, 2023 4:20 PM

Lick Old Labia

by Anonymousreply 63September 16, 2023 4:25 PM

[quote] Means ur old. Gen Z uses Jbol (just burst out laughing) now.

But that’s different than lol which indicates a light chuckle.

Who knew this could be so technical for some of us.

by Anonymousreply 64September 17, 2023 12:12 PM

Wither LMFAO?

by Anonymousreply 65September 17, 2023 12:22 PM

As already noted, it is overused and should be reserved for something especially funny not just a grinner.

by Anonymousreply 66September 17, 2023 12:25 PM

Boomers are still trying to figure out “lol” huh? Call up AOL customer service and ask.

by Anonymousreply 67September 17, 2023 12:27 PM

^ See R29, where I clarified my original post for the benefit of those who are slow on the uptake/didn't read all of my original post.

by Anonymousreply 68September 17, 2023 1:01 PM

L O L ?

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Soon to be revealed!

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by Anonymousreply 69September 22, 2023 6:24 PM

Laugh On Loudly!

by Anonymousreply 70September 22, 2023 7:27 PM

Loving 🥰 On Latinos

by Anonymousreply 71September 22, 2023 7:35 PM
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