How to Write Laughter When Typing
According to a study by Facebook, we are no longer using the popular acronymn LOL to exrpess that we are "Laughing out loud".
Instead they found that we use "Haha" or a laughing emoji instead.
Now I can totally see how emoji's are slowly taking over the english language, but I for one do not believe that my beloved 'Lol' is phasing out.
So I did what any self respecting person on a mission to find answers does. I asked facebook ;-)
From my limited research with a very small "control" group on Facebook it looks like only 3 out of 36 don't use Lol. Maybe the issue here is that Facebook doesn't understand the intricacies of laughing via the written word.
Here, let me break it down.
Ha = "yeah that was kind of funny... I guess"
HA! = "Oh my gosh that was so funny I just guffawed" OR "so there!"
heh heh = more of a devious laugh, or a chuckle
hee hee = an, "aren't I so adorable and funny, look what I just said"
Haha = a genuine laugh
Hahahaha = "i'm genuinely laughing a lot at what you said" (add a couple !!! and you really found it funny)
Lol = What you said was really funny
LOL = What you said was ridiculously funny and i'm actually laughing audibly (same exclamation point rule applies as above)
LMAO = this one's a little more intense, and because of your hilarity "I am laughing my [posterior] off"
Bwahahahaha = "I basically can't even deal because you are so hilarious I am legit dying from laughter"
Now that we've cleared that up, I look forward to seeing all the variations of laughter that are, let's face it, just as individual as we are ;-)