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← The "So" meme

Jos Gibbons's Avatar Jump to comment 26 by Jos Gibbons

It appears the useful insights in comments 2-4 led us all to run out of anything to say on the OT, which has allowed this thread to do more. If we're going to talk about other, annoying memes, what's with the use of "lol" at the beginning and/or end of every sentence in instant and SMS messaging, when it's clear the writer isn't amused by anything? It's short for "laughing out loud"; it's not punctuation. You'd think a set of conventions stereotyped as being designed to save on characters would leave the full stop alone; it's as short as it'll get!

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 07:54:11 UTC | #924256