Is LOL not funny?

Posted by: MrB

Is LOL not funny? - 04/30/13 07:17 AM

One of the most interesting articles on CNN, they've had in ages.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/30/opinion/mcwhorter-lol/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

That "LOL" and text-write is changing how we speak.

I find it interesting, since when I text or write emails , I attempt to use correct English grammar . I see it as an opportunity to let folks know how to write. Most of my emails and texts are to family members. Of course, I do fail in my grammar often.

I don't text much.

We've had several discussions on word usage here over the years. From the uses of "your, and you're" to others.

It still bothers me to hear people end their sentences when speaking with "you know" and worse, "no I'm sayin'". Just grates my teeth.

You know

Dave
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 04/30/13 08:26 AM

Like, you know, whatever… LOL.




I still use LOL to acknowledge a post, or convey that I'm being a smartass. wink
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 04/30/13 12:45 PM


I admit to being even more informal when I text
than I am here, by intentionally writing in the
vernacular(New Jerseyeese) but you're right;
texting, like Ebonics, has become a sub-language
in it's own right ...or is that write? wink

In fact, just yesterday I was relating (face to face
to my BF) what I was viewing in our backyard:

The silly gits downstairs AGAIN left a wooden
bar-stool sitting in place in the yard, in the rain.
(this after watching them throw away at least 5
other pieces of wooden dining room furniture
that had met the EXACT SAME untimely demise.)
...and it'll remain there until their next party!

I looked at my BF and said, you might expect to
witness one of their drunk arses, feet in the air shocked
lying amid the rubble ...again, at which time you
will be totally justified in "R-O-T-F-L-Y-A-O" !

Yup.. you got it.. I actually spelt it out. blush
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 05/01/13 02:44 PM

I use semicolons in my texts - and not for emoticons! The only justification for shorthand in texts (I think) is when someone has a very, very limited text deal, and needs to keep their messages as short as possible. Doing it to be "cute"... isn't. (My brother does it sometimes, and I find it embarrassing.)
Posted by: MrB

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 05/02/13 01:27 PM

Then there's this that was sent to me

Short and to the point

In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and more people who send text messages and emails have long forgotten the art of capital letters.

For those of you who fall into this category, please take note of the following statement:

"Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack off a horse and helping your uncle jack off a horse."

Is everybody clear on that?


Dave
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 05/02/13 02:43 PM

laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 05/02/13 03:57 PM


WHOA, NELLIE! shocked

Yeah I see your point! blush
Posted by: DLC

Re: Is LOL not funny? - 05/02/13 04:42 PM

laugh

Well I'll do #1 but not #2 !! Classic !!