Aah, acronyms. Helpful, fun abbreviations of common phrases. Or at least that's what a lot of people consider them to be. Having talked about embracing my weirdness in my last blog, I think we can confidently state that I am not like a lot of people.
I have issues when it comes to acronyms. Specifically those used online. In fact, even more specifically, the ones used when something is funny. You know the ones:
- And so on.... (ASO?)
I mean, really. Did you really laugh so hard that your arse fell off? Was whatever you saw or read online so utterly hilarious that your buttocks removed themselves from the rest of your body, such was the ferocity of your ensuing mirth?! I'm going to go out on a limb and say no.
Equally, when you type "PMSL" in response to something online, have you ACTUALLY urinated in your underwear?
Even when you write "LOL," are you seriously laughing out loud?
And don't get me started on people who say "LOL" in actual conversation. If you're doing so with a bucket load of irony, then fair enough, but if you say "LOL" as a genuine, serious response to something in conversation, please rest assured there is a special place in Hell for you.
So, in the interest of fairness, I've come up with some more truthful acronyms for you to use in your everyday online life.
- LABTS: Laughed A Bit Then Stopped.
- CQTM: Chuckled Quietly To Myself.
- SAB: Smiled A Bit.
- DEL-WIFAT?: Didn't Even Laugh - What Is Funny About This?
I'm sure you'll agree, these are bound to catch on. You are MOST welcome. LOL.