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"LOL" comes of age - added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DoctorWatsOn, Apr 12, 2011.

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  1. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Which is handy, because I caught myself saying it out loud in conversation the other day for the first time much to the amusement & dismay of those in my company at the time, now it's officially a word I can defend myself - lol.

  2. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    LOL ...
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    tee heee heeeee

    First time I heard someone say LOL I was very amused, but now I hear it quite a bit.
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Well-Known Member

    What does me in about this is they're not bloody words, they're abbreviations!
  5. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Me being an expert in the English language I am outraged that "lol" made it into the dictionary. I would have thought my longer version of "lol" aka known as my infamous msn typo of it "lolk" would have been a better candidate. :cry:
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    that's funny stuff...
  7. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Abbreviation or a word - that's just splitting hairs, innit?

    TBF (not in the Oxford English Dictionary), LOL, OMG & LMAO are actually all listed as abbreviations.

    Whereas other abbreviations such as ASBO & AIDS are listed as nouns, AKA 'real words', whilst their origin are as abbreviations.

    *Starts campaign to get LOL, OMG & LMAO upgraded*

    Back in the 1970s the DJs on Radio Caroline [offshore pirate station] coined the word Anoraks to describe obsessive listeners that used to pay for boat trips to go out to see their ship and the DJs, because they were normally wearing anoraks as protection against the elements of the North Sea, and regularly referred to them as Anoraks 'on-air'. The word came into common usage to describe any group of obsessive people with unusual interests, such as train-spotting.

    * EDIT - just noticed this post looks like Skimlinks have taken over - lol. :D
  8. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I know what LOL means; but, I usually accept it as a word describing state of a sudden surprise like GOSH or WOW.
  9. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Moms will finally stop txting their family members "Our daughter just died, LOL" assuming incorrectly it means "lots of love". So I think it's a good thing.

    But it's of course beyond ridiculous that it's even being considered, since it is indeed an abbreviation.

    What's next? MILF?
  10. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    I can attest that MILF is in use in everyday life!!! It shows how deep internet porn got into our minds.
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  11. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Too late mate, it's already listed! :D

  12. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    wonder why it says 'typically'...the first letter in the acronym is "Mom" or "Mother".
  13. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Mature Woman
  14. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    ah, now that makes sense. I've only ever heard the variations I posted.
  15. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    That would make it MWILF. :confused:
  16. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    oh yeah...:confused: So what's a GILF? Grandmother, right?
  17. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    not so ..by that logic milf is wrong and should actually be MILTF.

    no comment...
  18. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    You're a very sick man! :p :D

    Don't be a silly Billy, you can leave out a little word like 'to', but to leave out 'woman', under these circumstances, would make no sense whatsoever!

    If MILF was defined as 'Mature I'd Like [to] F**k', it sounds like you have a thing for cheese! :D
  19. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    hey let's not get the wrong idea, here...I'm certainly not into that! But I HAVE heard the term used a few times :cautious::sick:
  20. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Why would that be...mother is maternal and as far as I know only women can produce a child with the assistance of a man. I think it makes no sense to mention it because whether she is a mother, mom or mature woman all refer to females regardless. How many mothers or grandmothers do you know that are of the male gender :).
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