What does the word LOL mean and how to use lol

Youth slang words are very common. Every Internet user has met the fashionable word "LOL" (lol). What the word LOL means, how it appeared in the language and how to use it correctly in Internet communication can be found in this article.

Communicating on the forums, in the comments and on VKontakte or Facebook chat rooms, everyone met the word LOL, expressing the emotion of strong laughter, loud laughter. Initially, this word was called a smiley with a similar meaning, now in correspondence and comments, it replaces it.

The origin of the word LOL

Actively using the fashionable word, few people think about its origin and what it means. LOL is an acronym or abbreviation formed from capital letters of words, like the word IMHO. The abbreviation came from English.

Fully lol expression looks like this: Laughing Out Loud and literally translates as "laugh out loud". There is a variant of the phrase lots of laughs, which has the translation “much laughter».

In connection with a wide halo of use, after conducting linguistic studies in early 2011, it is recorded in the Oxford Dictionary.

This is a borrowing, therefore it is more correct to write all letters in capital “LOL” or “LOL”. But Russian-language dictionaries have not yet recorded slang, and the Internet uses different options: LOL, lol, LOL and lol. Many point out that the spelling of lol is reminiscent of the Russian letter Y, which is often used to denote laughter, laughter, and jokes.

How to use LOL vkontakte

Slang originated and actively lives in social networks and forums. It is often found on the expanses of the most popular network in the CIS - Vkontakte. In correspondence, the word is used when it is necessary to express a feeling of sincere laughter. For example, after reading a funny message in the VC, you answer with the word LOL, indicating that the joke, the anecdote, the story is really funny. The word can be attributed to interjections, which are used to support phrases with peals of laughter. In such cases, it is allocated with commas, does not carry a specific value, but expresses emotion.

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The word LOL in youth slang

The fact that the schoolchildren come up with sayings with his participation says: “For me, at least“ count ”, everything is LOL”.

Often, schoolchildren distort the original meaning of a word, the meaning of which is a positive reaction, a laugh at the joke of the interlocutor.

Laughter among adolescents is perceived differently, often offended at it. Hence the change in the lexical meaning of the word. From the expression of approval of a joke, LOL turns into a category of offensive language, ridicule. Some adolescents LOL called a simple-minded person who is constantly drowning. In some forums, it is indicated that synonyms for the word are: loser, simpleton, kettle, stupid or stupid. Such use is incorrect and shows that a person does not know the meaning of the word used.

The word is firmly settled in the Internet space. Every visitor to the forums and chats uses it. The main thing is to apply the correct value, not becoming like a “shkolote” who considers LOL an insult. And do not confuse with the genitive plural of the name Lola(many who? Lol).But it was a joke, LOL.

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