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Replacement for LOL or Haha

Snarf - UPDATE "LL" for "Little Laugh".
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When I laugh at an email or online post I occasionally will actually laugh out loud, but most if the time I just do that huffing thing that doesn't have a name. It's that one beat exhale almost like a very weak cough.

However, I want to let the person know their humor was appreciated so I type LOL. But, I didn't LOL. I feel like I'm spinning a web of lies and turning the internet into a mockery.

I humbly, even sheepishly suggest it be called a "snarf" because it should be called something.

Snarf, because, LOL is a lie and you know it. It's sort of like fart spelled sideways which is kind of funny too. Not really, but sort of.

Forget all that. LL to replace LOL is the way to go.

doctorremulac3, Nov 11 2017

Semiotic Solutions au.linkedin.com/com...c-solutions-limited
[pertinax, Nov 12 2017]

Semiotic Solutions http://semiotyka.com/en/
the au link is dead. is this the same, pertinax? [pashute, Jul 01 2020]

How about an animated emoji doing this? https://gph.is/2bjAAJE
But without the coffee. [doctorremulac3, Jul 01 2020]

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Cuit_au_Four, Nov 12 2017

       [+] I know what you mean. I was in a meeting where I texted my coworker who was sitting a few rows across from me. She responded with "LOL" to acknowledge the humor in what I was saying even though she barely cracked a smile.
Jscotty, Nov 12 2017

       How about LAL - laughing a little?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 12 2017

       I like that. I like LL even better. "Little Laugh".   

       It isn't confusing because it still contains the main parts of... I'm excited about this! It still contains the main parts of "laugh out loud" but removes the diabolical lies portion, the "out loud" is what needs to be purged and this does it with minimum confusion.   

       Max, I think I'll call this a co-invention and I'm going to try to make this a thing. As I think I mentioned, I did create a term that's in common usage today, a slang word for a particular garment. (Please don't make me tell the story again.) The way terms get created is by having somebody associated with mass media basically explain and describe it to millions of people.   

       "LL" meaing little laugh is a necessary and practical invention.   

       Again, people who have never seen this won't be confused, worst case they'll think the O was left out.   

       This is very, very good.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2017

       One more thing. I like that it's shorter than laugh out loud because a little laugh is shorter. It's got kind of an intuitive aspect to it.   

       I could even see this translating to speech. Somebody hears a mildly funny line and says "LL." while chuckling.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2017

       Sniggering slightly - "SS" ?
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

       LL. I think that one's taken.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2017

       Even if it's in a runic typeface that looks like two lightning flashes ?
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

       Mmmmm, yea. Definitely might be misconstrued.
doctorremulac3, Nov 12 2017

       You're no fun any more.
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

mylodon, Nov 12 2017

       Yes, everyone knows "SS" stands for "Semiotic Solutions". You wouldn't want to be associated with semioticians.
pertinax, Nov 12 2017

       There's no sign that you assertion is valid ...
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

       Semiotic solutions are all well and good, but it's very hard to get the semiotician to dissolve.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 12 2017

       HF ?
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

       Actually, HF is a terrible choice for dissolving bodies in, as is HCl. (You can dip your finger in conc. HCl with no adverse effects; this is a great way to win bets.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 12 2017

       Is it possible to still win the bet by dipping someone else's finger in the HCl ?   

       Does said finger still need to be attached to anyone ?
8th of 7, Nov 12 2017

       It's not necessary. Truthfully, you can place your very own finger in conc (about 18M) HCl for a minute or two, as long as you have no cuts or grazes on it.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 12 2017

       Actually, to be fair, there, there are harmless semioticians (just as there are harmless snakes, and hover flies that only *look* like stinging insects). It's just that the harmful ones have had far more impact.   

       The acid test here is whether they are "nominalists" or not. If they are, then they are not so much expounding hypotheses as declaring an intent to use other people as human airbags between themselves and reality.   

       On the other hand, a benign semiotician might be able to help with this idea.
pertinax, Nov 12 2017

       HB? I doubt that one is used for anything. (Harder Breathing)
AusCan531, Nov 14 2017


       ... or, derivatively, "helping bear".
pertinax, Nov 15 2017

       Hearty Braying?
mylodon, Nov 15 2017

       Half Breathing?
mylodon, Nov 15 2017

       Hans Bethe? Hilaire Belloc? Humphrey Bogart? Halle Berry?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 15 2017

       "Higgs Boson", you ignorant shower.
8th of 7, Nov 15 2017


       Due to The Simpsons, Haha is usually at someone.   

       LOL is ambiguous in this respect, as would LL be. Snarf has an 'at' feel to it, which would be quite open and honest.   

       Probably with all interpersonal interactions, this fully depends on the mode and caliber of the connection.
wjt, Nov 16 2017

       i.e. poor.
mylodon, Nov 16 2017

       I just can't get on board with this idea! you might not literally laugh out loud with lol or haha but it still signifies a smile or a release of emotion, now if you actually laugh people usually type more ha's like hahahah or lmao or rofl or lolllllllll. it's like we've gone up a threshold :D snarf sounds like snark it might get conufsinkgduhkdmdv4xectgvmb
Treejuice, Nov 17 2017

       Snarf, it much be said, sounds a little bit like "snarky" which has a bit of a derisive twinge to it.   

       I do use snarf though and it seems to be the closest thing to describe what actually happened. It's proven in the field.
doctorremulac3, Nov 17 2017

       //Lesbians Against Laughing   

       In other inappropriate news, the whole of Italy is up on a sexual harassment charge.//   

       That inspired another one, "AL" for actual laugh.   

       Dang Big, those were two back to back professional quality jokes. Good stuff. I did actually laugh.   

       How about "I did actually laugh"? IDAL? No? Nevermind.   

       I'm thinking "snarf".   

       As I've said before, I'm 99% sure I did create a popular term quite by accident so I should be able to do it again.To repeat this you need to get the word out through some media to millions of people. My "wife beater shirt" expression was spread primarily through radio interviews back during the dawn of the internet so that's not going to repeat itself. With the internet, the ultimate pure democracy, an idea that syncs with the public should be able to grow on its own.   

       Any ideas on how to make "snarf" the replacement for LOL or Haha? Contact the Institute For International Internet Acronyms?   

       On a very small scale, might want to just try it and see if you get a "I get it" response back, meaning they don't say anything or a "What the f is snarf?".   

       If anybody ever tries it let me know how it works.
doctorremulac3, Nov 19 2017

       I know a guy who adopted the chat so much that he would show his teeth breafly and then return to his former posture, also laughed with the way you would read the Hebrew writing for hahaha which is KhKhKhKh.
pashute, Jul 01 2020

       back in the late 80's and early 90's on Fidonet (I know, I'm old), we used to *grin* at amusing posts. No noise needed!
Lemon, Jul 01 2020

       Probably time to have an animated emoji on this one doing what's in the link. (without the coffee)   

       99% of my LOLs indicate me actually me doing this.
doctorremulac3, Jul 01 2020


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