Oct 5, 2010
Check it out guys, its the new 'in thing' to say instead of 'haha'
LOL, an abbreviation for laughing out loud, or laugh out loud, or sometimes lots of laughs, is a common element of Internet slang. It was used historically on Usenet but is now widespread in other forms of computer-mediated communication, and even face-to-face communication. It is one of many initialisms for expressing bodily reactions, in particular laughter, as text, including initialisms for more emphatic expressions of laughter such as LMAO ("laughing my arse/ass off"), ROTFL ("roll(ing) on the floor laughing") or ROFL ("roll(ing) on [the] floor laughing"), and BWL ("bursting with laughter", above which there is "no greater compliment" according to technology columnist Larry Magid). Other unrelated expansions include the now mostly historical "lots of luck" or "lots of love" used in letter-writing.