LOL, or lol, is an acronym for laugh(ing) out loud or lots of laughs, and a popular element of Internet slang. It was first used almost exclusively on Usenet, but has since become 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 ("laugh(ing) my bubblegum off") and ROFL (or its older form ROTFL; "roll(ing) on the floor laughing"). Other unrelated expansions include the now mostly obsolete "lots of luck" or "lots of love" used in letter-writing.
The list of acronyms "grows by the month", and they are collected along with emoticons and smileys into folk dictionaries that are circulated informally amongst users of Usenet, IRC, and other forms of (textual) computer-mediated communication. These initialisms are controversial, and several authors recommend against their use, either in general or in specific contexts such as business communications.
LOL was first documented in the Oxford English Dictionary in March 2011.

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  1. Reno

    4-20 LOL, Tillamook Clean Up NFWC!

    UPDATE—————- Dumpster was placed on North Fork Wolf Creek Rd not at the four corner trail head. Please go straight to lane 3 or 4 to park. Meet up at 3 for sign up and safety briefing. We will get going around 830-9. Thanks! Spring is in the air. Time for some spring cleaning...
  2. Reno

    Other State  Light reading, lol, California APPS Anual Report

    California has a long title for gun registration. APPS or Armed and Prohibited Persons System. It’s a good read to gain insight on their movements towards eliminating gun ownership via a system that keeps track of every gun owner and has an alert system like that of Tom Cruise in Minority...
  3. Mr Smith

    20MOA mount?

    So My new mount came in (american defense recon S) and it verified my suspicion that after I lapped the rough spot out of my Primary Arms scope mount it should have been 0 MOA and make it easy for my scope to sight in. But nope. Still about 26MOA off in elevation if my math is right...(bullet...
  4. C

    To lift or not to lift 2wd compact suv?

    Curious. I'm considering replacing the P All Season tires on my 2001 Kia Sportage with a set of snow tires, LT, or M/T tires for studlesswinter/mountain duties, but it seems I would need to a slight lift if I want to go bigger than what I am running (205/75s on 15" wheels).. Since the Kia is a...
  5. Cerberus Group

    The Correction Wheel - Debacle Lol

    I saw this today and had to post. :D Anyone that's taken my classes, know I despise that wheel where it shows your shots, and then tells you why the shot went that way. UGH I demonstrate that a person can slap the trigger, place the finger anywhere on the trigger and the shot will go where you...
  6. fredball

    Five Reasons Not to Buy a Glock LOL!!

    Five Reasons Not to Buy a Glock When a hobby turns into an obsession. The Glock 17 was introduced in 1982. In the following decades, various models of the Glock handgunhave been adopted by military and police all over the world. ADVERTISING What is not to like about them? They are...
  7. gunsmithkinks

    Good Humor..... Karl Childers gets a Colonoscopy LOL

    Ya might wanna go take a leak before ya hear this video to avoid bed wettin, and have your bed wetter mattress cover on your mattress before ya hear this video. ;):rolleyes::cool:
  8. C


    <broken link removed> Get this, "They're not just selling pistols and hunting rifles. They're selling assault rifles too!"
  9. EPS

    Drinking too much lol

    So I guess I must have been drinking too much one day . because I was going through my closet today and found this back pack in there Mmmmmm must have been drinking when the mail man came because I found 5 AK47 MAGS and 5 AR MAGS IN IT lol I thought it was a empty back pack in the back of my...
  10. Reno

    Lol, ATF trolling power +1000

    Talking about pissing off some liberals and trolling the ATF, well let me introduce to you the experts. Meet Franklin Armory! This is not a SBR. Yep this is a firearm. No tax stamp needed. Boy oh boy the world we live in! It likely won't be very accurate however, but still, one hell of a...
  11. 74bronco


    I've had 5 chanced to shoot 5x5 plus size bulls this year and still got 5 months on my willamette elk tag, but its cow only lol. I stalked up on these 2 5x5 bulls yesterday, started from over a 1000 yards out and in the photo I'm 150 yards away , watched them for 15 minutes hoping some cows...
  12. Red1

    So this person responded to my ad...

    Another sjw trying to rain on my parade.
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