Do teenagers in your area say LOL

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Do teenagers in your area say LOL

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I don't know

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  1. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Simple question really. Where do you live and do some teenagers and young people in your area actually say LOL as a word when they think something is funny? I'm just curious.

    They do in Trondheim, Norway.
     
  2. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    not really, its more of a computer term. but it seems to be creeping back in cause of it.

    lame kids would use it, not the cool ones
     
  3. Kolind macrumors regular

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    It's not widespread, but I hear it once in a while (not necessarily from teenagers though).

    I'll confess I used to do it myself 5-6 years ago, but only around my friends who also did the same thing. Now I find it a bit ridiculous :p
     
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    If I hear someone say that, I usually respond with a "WTF ROTFLMAO FU!!!"
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Teenagers? Adults that I work with say 'el-oh-el' from time to time.
    I'm fairly certain they aren't joking.
     
  6. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    "lawl" or "elle-O-elle"? If latter, said teenager needs mental help. :)
     
  7. Kolind macrumors regular

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    I never heard anyone actually spell it out, all I've heard is "lawl".
     
  8. MultiM macrumors 6502

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    I don't know any teenagers, but the so-called adults i know don't even type LOL.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. gekko513 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Here they pronounce it as a word according to Norwegian pronounciation rules. And they say things like "That is just so lol" ("Det e bare så lol").
     
  11. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    I am a teenager and I say "Lawl" every day. Although it may be skewed by the 230 days of play time I have on WoW.
     
  12. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I've heard it once or twice... but then again I don't mingle too much with teenagers, except when I'm stupid enough to take the bus exactly around the schools start or end for the day (it's those times I really appreciate my iPod, BTW)...
     
  13. edge540 macrumors regular

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    I find it rediculous that people would actually use it seriously in an everyday conversation. I admit that i everyonce in a while, jokingly say it along with various other computer words, like BRB or LMAO. But we say them to make fun of the words cause it seems that everyone is getting too lazy to type a word out and now we are getting to the point where we have to actually say that we are laughing and not actually show it.
     
  14. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Someone in the flat upstairs from me says "Bee-are-bee" and I've heard someone say "le mao" before.
     
  15. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Actually my team at work uses it. And we're a bunch of 20-somethings.

    Usually when someone says something in jest and the other person gets mad, person A inevitably says "JK, LOL??" To which usually there will be some groans and the occasional person say "OMG".

    I'm not sure where all this started from, but its all done in a mocking and sort of rediculous way. I'd like to think its a bit of a statement as to how rediculous people have gotten with language and the advent of computers.
    Although, the more we use it, the more I wonder... :rolleyes:

    ...And its "Jay-Kay", "El-Oh-El", and "Oh-Em-Gee" over here, for the record.

    EDIT: ...Oh, and then theres been "Bee-Tea-Double You" and "Bee-Are-Bee" used once or twice too...
     
  16. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    They are going to have to get used to saying it, because even face-to-face people won't be able to tell due to all their coming Botox injections. :D
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    No. I'm my whole, entire existence in both Oldham, Saddleworth, Ashton, Manchester, Salford and Stoke-on-Trent I have never, ever EVER heard anyone say LOL. I thought you were joking at first. People saying LOL in real life? Just about ready for a Children of Men style extermination I think.
     
  18. MarkCollette macrumors 68000

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    I hate "LOL" so much, that I never ever type it. Instead I'll just type "hahaha" or some equivalent. I wonder if the people who say it know what it actually means.
     
  19. vniow macrumors G4

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    I've heard it said out loud once. It just reaffirmed my hatred for that acronym.
     
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    Thankfully, I've never heard somebody say this. Of course, I've probably jinxed myself now, and I'll hear it on the bus later today or something like that.:eek: :D
     
  23. sb58 macrumors 6502a

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    i've heard a couple people say it. it takes everything i have to not punch em in the head.
     
  24. Hobofuzz macrumors regular

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    When I was in highschool me and my friend Mario would just randomly start talking really loud and LOL or ROFLMAO or even ROFLMAOTSFFINTLOLAOMGIGDOLNYSOAB!

    Reallllly pissed off the teacher.

    Mission Accomplished.:D
     

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