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What does LOL mean?

I'm a little dense when it comes to this abreviated language.

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    1. I thought it meant lots of laughs. same gist.

      1. How about a more sarcastic view as in "lots of luck"? That is always what I have assumed it meant.

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        1. re: feelinpeckish

          I'm pretty sure it's meant to mean "Laugh Out Loud" -

          1. re: MMRuth

            I consulted with several teenagers who text their fingers to the bone who confirmed it means "Laugh out Loud"

        2. A lot of these abbreviations originated in chat rooms and instant messaging.

          AOL Instant Messenger has a list of common acronyms. Some are relevant only to real-time conversations (like a/s/l) but I've seen many of these on the board, like IIRC, IMO, etc.

          HTH! ;-)

          http://www.aim.com/acronyms.adp?aolp=0

          1. Add to that "DH". I've seen it on the boards here...what does that mean?

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            1. re: OCAnn

              I always assumed "darling husband" but seeing it written out, it seems like a lame assumption.

              1. re: chaddict

                It's "dear husband" and dd is "dear daughter", etc., I guess.

                1. re: chaddict

                  Yup!! And under certain circumstances it can also mean "Darn Husband"

                  --Dommy!

                2. re: OCAnn

                  I thought it meant "designated hitter," since I was a big baseball fan.