In some languages with a non-Latin script, the abbreviation LOL itself is also often transliterated. See for example Arabic لول and Russian лол.
The Oxford English Dictionary first listed LOL in March, 2011.
On March 24, 2011, LOL, along with other acronyms, was formally recognized in an update of the Oxford English Dictionary. In their research, it was determined that the earliest recorded use of LOL as an initialism was for "little old lady" in the 1960s. They also discovered that the oldest written record of the use of LOL in the contemporary meaning of "Laughing Out Loud" was from a message typed by Wayne Pearson in the 1980s, from the archives of Usenet.
LOL, ROFL, and other initialisms have crossed from computer-mediated communication to face-to-face communication. David Crystal—likening the introduction of LOL, ROFL, and others into spoken language in magnitude to the revolution of Johannes Gutenberg's invention of movable type in the 15th century—states that this is "a brand new variety of language evolving", invented by young people within five years, that "extend[s] the range of the language, the expressiveness [and] the richness of the language". However Geoffrey K. Pullum argues that even if interjections such as LOL and ROFL were to become very common in spoken English, their "total effect on language" would be "utterly trivial".
In 2016 The Playlist profiled Crawley in their filmmakers on the rise stating that, "British DP Lol Crawley isn’t quite a brand new name — he’s been doing some remarkably impressive work in features for nearly a decade now. But of late, he’s gone from an extraordinarily impressive cinematographer to staking his claim at being one of the best in the world."
Lol Lol Peul is a Senegalese village located in the town of Louga, Louga Region.
Yunker and Barry in a study of online courses and how they can be improved through podcasting have found that these slang terms, and emoticons as well, are "often misunderstood" by students and are "difficult to decipher" unless their meanings are explained in advance. They single out the example of "ROFL" as not obviously being the abbreviation of "rolling on the floor laughing" (emphasis added). Haig singles out LOL as one of the three most popular initialisms in Internet slang, alongside BFN ("bye for now") and IMHO ("in my honest/humble opinion"). He describes the various initialisms of Internet slang as convenient, but warns that "as ever more obscure acronyms emerge they can also be rather confusing". Bidgoli likewise states that these initialisms "save keystrokes for the sender but [...] might make comprehension of the message more difficult for the receiver" and that "[s]lang may hold different meanings and lead to misunderstandings especially in international settings"; he advises that they be used "only when you are sure that the other person knows the meaning".
David Crystal notes that use of LOL is not necessarily genuine, just as the use of smiley faces or grins is not necessarily genuine, posing the rhetorical question "How many people are actually 'laughing out loud' when they send LOL?". Franzini concurs, stating that there is as yet no research that has determined the percentage of people who are actually laughing out loud when they write LOL.
LOL :-) is a Canadian silent comedy/hidden camera reality television series created by Pierre Paquin and Denis Savard. It premiered on July, 2011. The series stars Réal Bossé, Martin Drainville, Antoine Vézina, Sylvie Moreau, Sharlene Royer and Julie Ménard, plus others. It airs on The Comedy Network and CTV Two in English Canada. LOL :-) is a unique new series of visual comedy clips without dialogue. Each clip averages 15 to 90 seconds in length. Because the series has little to no dialogue, it can be sold in multiple markets without a language barrier; it is a staple series of the American Spanish-language network Estrella TV.
Linguist John McWhorter stated, "Lol is being used in a particular way. It's a marker of empathy. It's a marker of accommodation. We linguists call things like that pragmatic particles…" Pragmatic particles are the words and phrases utilized to alleviate the awkward areas in casual conversation, such as oh in "Oh, I don’t know" and uh when someone is thinking of something to say. McWhorter stated that lol is utilized less as a reaction to something that is hilarious, but rather as a way to lighten the conversation.
Victoria Clarke, in her analysis of telnet talkers, states that capitalization is important when people write LOL, and that "a user who types LOL may well be laughing louder than one who types lol", and opines that "these standard expressions of laughter are losing force through overuse". Egan describes LOL, ROFL, and other initialisms as helpful so long as they are not overused. He recommends against their use in business correspondence because the recipient may not be aware of their meanings, and because in general neither they nor emoticons are in his view appropriate in such correspondence. June Hines Moore shares that view. So, too, does Lindsell-Roberts, who gives the same advice of not using them in business correspondence, "or you won't be LOL".
Lol Crawley BSC (born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire as Laurie Crawley), is an English cinematographer and director of photography. His works include Ballast, Four Lions, and The Crimson Petal and the White.
Levinson and Tolhurst got married and then made music together. In 2002, the couple formed a band called Levinhurst after Lol found out that Cindy was a talented singer. The couple live in the U.S. They have one child.
LOL is an acronym or abbreviation for "laughing out loud" or "lots of love". In a hospital emergency department, it is used as an abbreviation for "little old lady".
Lol Morgan (born 5 May 1931) is a former professional footballer and manager who was active during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He was born in Rotherham, England.
Lol (also known as Lot) is a populated place in Dordogne, Aquitaine, France.
Each member of "lol" was a trainee under "Avex Artist Academy".
Ambassador Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (2 December 1973) is a South Sudanese diplomat and politician currently serving as the Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of South Sudan, after having been appointed by President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday 2 August 2016.
The group was formed on September 2014 by Avex Trax. Their name comes from the slang word "lol" meaning to "laugh out loud", thus producing their concept of wanting to be a group that makes people smile and can impress people as well.
LOL, LoL, or Lol may also refer to: