I've reached a point in my social networking life where my brain involuntarily sets fire to my eyes when I see OMG and LOL.
Does anyone write messages these days without including one or the other? At first when they arrived on the web scene (when I still had to figure out what they meant) they were sort of cute and entertaining. Months later I was still ignorantly, blissfully convinced LOL meant 'lots of love.' After all, nothing about what was said preceding the LOLs was remotely funny. It's no wonder I didn't catch on.
I mean, you'd think that if something was really 'laugh out loud' it would have to (at least) be amusing. With everyone signing LOL after messages and comments, I took it for granted that it was something similar to, xoxo, see you later, love you, etc. How many unfunny things do you see suffixed by the letters, LOL? Yeah? Right. My point exactly.
Then came ROTFLMAO. What? It took me ages to figure this one out. I guessed it had something to do with laughing. Not only because it had the letter L in it, but because people were using it in slightly amusing circumstances. Knowing the WWW as well as we do, we should've expected this development to come hopping along. Internet nerds have to move with the times, baby! They've got to be seen to be travelling onward and upward - onto the next level, ASAP. Nowadays, something that would've teased out a wry smile is said to be ROTFLMAO. (Roll on the floor laughing my a** off). You wonder how anyone's got any butt left.
Frankly, I'm tired of seeing all of them now. Can't we get back to our little colon, dash, close brackets? Pretty please? xoxo