View Full Version : When you're typing "Lol" are you even laughing?

07-02-2007, 10:32 PM

07-02-2007, 10:34 PM
depends. if I say "haha" it's more halfhearted.

07-02-2007, 10:35 PM
Lol, usually.

Meat Puppet
07-02-2007, 10:36 PM

07-02-2007, 10:36 PM

07-02-2007, 10:56 PM
When I type xD, it means I've found something funny.
When I type xDDD, it means I'm laughing out loud.
When I type xDDDDDDDDDDD, it means I'm dying, and it's your fault.

07-02-2007, 10:59 PM
What Cz said. 'cept i don't use xD as much as i used to. but it's similar for "haha"s.

07-02-2007, 11:04 PM
Yes. Or in less common instances, "LMAO" when I find something really amusing. Otherwise I just say something like "haha", or “Heh” to acknowledge that it was a joke.

07-02-2007, 11:04 PM
lol no.

Same as Cz. :cool:

07-02-2007, 11:06 PM
Not most of the time, lol.

07-02-2007, 11:15 PM
I use XD or LMAO to signify that I actually laughed. I usually use lol mockingly.

Fatal Impurity
07-02-2007, 11:16 PM
I use it to bridge gaps in topics or sentences...

I also use it when there is nothing else to say and im bored...if im actually laughing im more likely to put LMAO or ROFL.

07-02-2007, 11:59 PM
lol sometimes.

A true lol is something like a closed mouth exhaling of humor.

haha! might have my mouth open

hahahahahahahahahaxDDDDDDDDDDDD is where i am actually laughing, probably with my eyes squinted from it xD

07-03-2007, 12:00 AM
not always

07-03-2007, 12:01 AM
I never use "lol". I more often use "XD" to show my amusement :3 or "haha"

Old Manus
07-03-2007, 12:43 AM

07-03-2007, 12:49 AM
I say lol even when I'm not laughing. It's a social thing in order to make others feel good about themselves. If I chuckle, it's some form of EL OH EL, rofl, roflblastar, roflcoptor, winnared, get pwned much, ARE OH EFF EL, or lmao. I use xD (not that blasphemous XD) to denote when I am joking, or using someone as the butt of a joke.

If I'm actually laughing, I won't be typing at all. Which is never.

07-03-2007, 12:57 AM
not really i use things like wtf and gthmf (go to hell mother....)
other than that not really

07-03-2007, 01:17 AM
Smilies convey so much more than lol ever can :p

07-03-2007, 01:19 AM
I don't even use lol anymore. I just say haha, and usually I am laughing. But I agree, smilies do repressent more :)

07-03-2007, 01:20 AM
Not when I lol.
But when I LOL, oh boy, you're on a roll.

07-03-2007, 03:14 AM
no lol

07-03-2007, 03:21 AM
I never type lol.

07-03-2007, 03:38 AM
most of the time, but 'heh' should be better for those situations. I just didn't want to sound rude. I guess only when i type 'LMAO' means i'm really really laughing out loud.

07-03-2007, 04:29 AM
"lol" is for making fun of someone or being silly. Lawl is bemusement. I am rarely actually laughing out loud in either situation. That calls for an exDee.

Pouring Rain
07-03-2007, 04:50 AM

07-03-2007, 05:18 AM
no, but i think its just a bit funny..

07-03-2007, 05:19 AM
I think I saw a thread like this on the SA forums while I was creeping =(
Anyway, yes, sometimes, I do. I give a little chuckle to myself.

07-03-2007, 05:21 AM
I never use "lol" anymore, but I do use "xD" I'm not laughing, but it does show (i think) that I'm being more playful then laughing. If I'm laughing, I usually just type "hahahaha ..." and if it's even more funny I'll add more "ha's."

... xD

07-03-2007, 06:11 AM
I never type lol.

You just did :eek:

07-03-2007, 06:34 AM
Sometimes but not always.

Dr. Acula
07-03-2007, 08:41 AM
Sometimes... but usually if I type lol it means I'm joking. I have this friend who takes everything I say seriously, so I have to say "lol" after pretty much everything- but then she takes THAT seriously at thinks I'm laughing about something that's not actually funny.:mad:

07-03-2007, 10:13 AM
I laugh inside my head when typing lol.

07-03-2007, 10:30 AM
I make strange little noises to express my amusement when I type lol.

If I type haha or hehe, its usually me being more sincere.

07-03-2007, 11:03 AM
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But if I type lmao or XD, then I'm laughing. And if it's LMAO or XD!!, then I'm dying.

07-03-2007, 02:01 PM
I never laugh while typing them,. I just smile and chuckle a bit. :D

07-03-2007, 02:42 PM
yes somtimes but i say it if i dont have anything else to say lol

07-03-2007, 04:23 PM
i don't LOL

07-03-2007, 04:35 PM
When I type "lol" I'm only half amused. If I type rotflmao, then I'm amused.

07-03-2007, 04:35 PM
lol in lowercase is perceived by me as a catch all acknowledgement of funny.


are examples of situations where I probably caused somebody to actually laugh out loud.


sir helix
07-03-2007, 04:52 PM
wen i type lol im usaly LOTI or (laughing on the inside)

07-03-2007, 05:27 PM
Lol = heh
XD = hahaha
LMAO = lol

Rocket Edge
07-03-2007, 11:19 PM
lol sometimes, but I'll make it show if i'm really laughing. lol

Madame Adequate
07-03-2007, 11:38 PM
Sometimes. But it's a much more convenient way to express amusement than "I find this quite a ripping yarn, what what old chap!" or even just *smirks*.

xD works as well.

Nominus Experse
07-04-2007, 12:52 AM
What MILF said, though I don't laugh much period. However, that does not mean that I do not find things amusing or enjoyable, I simply don't display them outwardly via a grand smile or laugh.


07-04-2007, 01:01 AM
depends. if I say "haha" it's more halfhearted.

Along with xD.

Sweet Beloved
07-04-2007, 01:12 AM
If I say lol, I get a little laugh out of me but yeah, and if it's XD or x] I'm smiling pretty much.
now if it's
LMAO (in caps) and XDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah I'm laughing a lot x]!

07-04-2007, 01:13 AM
Only if I'm actually laughing I don't use lol that much usualy I put down "hah" or I tell the person that it was funny.

It bothers me not knowing wether my friends are really laughing or not becuase half the time I can't tell it really wasn't that funny.:crying:

07-04-2007, 01:49 AM
Only if it's in colons. :lol:

07-04-2007, 02:42 AM
I really loled with some posts, but I use :bgl: instead...:bgl:

07-04-2007, 05:25 PM
Replace lol with xD, and then the answer is yes. Every single time. There's no point in xDing if you're not laughing.

Vincent Valentine
07-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Chances are, if I ever actually typed LOL, I'd be too busy wanting to kill myself for using net lingo to bother laughing.

Sergeant Hartman
07-04-2007, 05:46 PM
Why lol when you can lul?

07-04-2007, 10:09 PM
Why lol when you can lul?

I like lawl better.

07-05-2007, 06:27 AM
With me:
LoL-means it amused me but..it wasnt all that funny
LMAO-means i smiled and shook my head
HAHAHAHAHAHA- means im laughing so hard i can only press to keys

07-05-2007, 10:39 AM
I learnt from my british sifu the power of GREAT LULZ.xD

07-05-2007, 06:02 PM
I use it every now and then, but when I'm really laughing I use "LMAO." I use "ROFL" when I find something slightly funnier than in "LMAO" status... And finally I use "ROFLMAO" when I see something that can potentially kill me from laughter.

07-05-2007, 06:08 PM
Most of the time.

07-05-2007, 10:06 PM
Sometimes I will just write lol because I have nothing else to say. Whether I'm actually laughing or not is pretty simple to figure out -- did you say something funny or not? :jess: