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Travel Forums Off Topic LOL????

1. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 11y

Hi there,

I have been using this site for a while now (and think its great by the way!) and have noticed time after time people writing 'lol' when replying to funny comments.

Maybe i am being thick but i just can't figure out what its meant to mean.... Please can someone tell as I really dont get it!


2. Posted by Hel (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Hi Meg,

I think its laughing out loud. Some of my friends also use it as lots of love though, just to be confusing!

3. Posted by mugen (Inactive 50 posts) 11y

Aha, i see.... makes sense then. Because i originally thought it was lots of love and then it made even less sense to see people using it as a reply to something funny.... then i thought i was a smiley type thing but couldnt work that out at all!! anyway, thank you very much for the explanation!!

4. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y

Don't worry Meg,

It's probably a good sign about yourself if you don't know too much about internet forums.


5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 11y


Ironically that was my fiftieth post! I am now a respected memember! Perhaps I should get out more!

6. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Don't worry about it Liz! Check my count out... a lot of us seem to be fiends on the computer, constantly haunting the forums, but if you really think about it, what are we SUPPOSED to be doing? Personally I'm at work so that's my answer! LOL

And don't worry Meg, it took me a while to figure out the abbreviations used on the internet... so many! ttyl was such a mystery....

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

This is, like, my 10th visit today... and I have a ton of work to do. "No, no, I'm not trying to avoid work, you've got it all wrong..."

8. Posted by abcdf (Full Member 557 posts) 11y

Don't feel bad. I didnt learn what LOL is... well lets say it took awhile. I also learned a/s/l, it made me laugh as well. because my friend wrote it and i had to ask my lil sis what it meant. Age, Sex, Location. PUh hahaha. Im sure there are many more computer acronyms.

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

If it helps, you can always look them up when you get one your stuck...

But admittedly more fun to try and guess what some of these random acronyms are. Some of the alternatives you come up with are much better than the boring truth

And tway, i believe you totally. I would also never surf on a site to avoid working. That's just wrong (and if my boss happens to read this, it's my lunch break. Honest)

10. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Wow, there are 4 acronyms for "Poo". And it's 20 to six and I'm still at work...