Friday, May 09, 2008


Because I saw this abbreviation LOL on lots of e-mails and posts I just assumed it meant Lots of Love. So I started using it to end my mails or comments on certain posts. Then this morning our career adviser inserted in-between our school papers and memos a copy of CHAT Abbreviations so we may 'keep abreast with the changing times'. To my surprise, I found out that LOL didn't mean the way I thought it meant. To further verify its meaning, I asked my students for after all, I know they spend more time at chat rooms or in their "spaces" than reading their assignments. And yes, LOL is not LOL because Lots of Love doesn't really mean Laugh out Loud!!! To those who may have received my comments or mails, I really meant Lots of Love when I LOLled you!!!


Heart of Rachel said...

I love your version much more than the original meaning. :)

Annamanila said...

Lololol. I also first encountered lol when i scrabbled on line and I had to ask what it meant. I was even paranoid that I was being cussed (sounds suspiciously like ulol you know hahaha). Since then, i have become more online abbreviation savvy.

Let me see -- here are some more which you may encounter some time:

gtg - got to go
brb - be right back
lmao - laughing my ass off
rotfl- rolling on the floor laughing
xxx - kisses
(((oo))) - hugs (not sure of this haha)
gl - good luck
btw - by the way
ff - feeling familiar

Hope these will be useful somehow.

Princess said...

I like my version, too, Rachel. Thnaks for the vote of confidence (chuckle)

Anna, thanks for the additional terms for my computer literacy vocab. Will definitely use those.