h a l f b a k e r y
Yeah, I wish it made more sense too.
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You can't post "LOL" successfully unless you're actually laughing
I always ensure that I laugh out loud whenever I type
in anger. However, you're just going to have to accept
honesty here. You shouldn't have to though.
Many devices nowadays have microphones and the like.
Their input methods vary, but all of them appear to end
of characters, in this case L followed by
followed by L.
My proposal is that the input of such letters should do
Firstly, the microphone should be monitored to see if
laughter can be detected. If it cannot be, the LOL will
deleted and the user will not be allowed to lie.
Secondly, a tickling device of some kind should extrude
from the device and induce tattifilarity a la Ken Dodd,
possibly with vegan feathers on it, in order to induce
laughter if the sounds are not detected.
Moreover, the user's voice should be monitored at other
times in order to avoid fakery by merely getting someone
else to laugh or playing a sample of someone laughing.
camera should also monitor the user's face for visual
evidence of laughter.
If the evidence is not forthcoming,
an electric shock should be administered.
Bear in mind that laughter being the best medicine, this
a service to us all, and it would make the world a more
lol is dead long live the jejejeje
[calum, Nov 13 2015]
An excellent companion tool.
[21 Quest, Nov 21 2015]
||+ Although I'm anti-LOL, this is good. I just type haha, which
proves I'm laughing!
||What she said. I have never wrote LOL, till just this minute.
And it felt awful. EWWWWWwww.
||I'm okay with LOL but tend to use it in chat situations
rather than less ephemeral ones. Oh, and I wanted to add
that there should be keyboards with no L or O keys.
||//there should be keyboards with no L or O keys.//
||Sp.: there shd be keybards with n r keys.
||I am AOK with non-actual lollage triggering lol usage, so long
as people are clear when they have, in fact, done an actual
lol. In other words, I am down with this idea, just skinned
||It applies to ROFL although the overheads of the software might not
be worth it. To LMAO, yes it can but in that case it also dials the
||I have a friend who was so influenced by ICQ and Messenger
that he would pause in mid speech to insert a quick "smiley"
face while actually talking.
||Since the Hebrew Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha is written as HHHHH (the
vowels are implicit) he would laugh H. H. H. H. H. with no
||// I am AOK with non-actual lollage triggering lol usage, so
long as people are clear when they have, in fact, done an
actual lol. //
||I think that was the idea behind AC ('audible chuckle'), but it
never caught on like LOL did.
||Does laughing out loud include the rushing noise caused by air coming out of your nose at quite a high flow rate, for example high enough to risk accidentally ejecting a little bit of snot? That's what just happened when I read [Max]'s spelling correction.
||//the Hebrew Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha is written as HHHHH
(the vowels are implicit)// hw bzzr.
||Brilliance... sheer brilliance!