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annsixty Wed 13-Nov-19 11:53:00

Does anyone else hate this abbreviation/ expression ,whatever as much I do?
I realised it is used by many people to express many things but I really dislike it.
It was posted as a form of ridicule towards me yesterday, perhaps partly justified in others eyes but it didn't go down well with me .
I am not asking for comments about that situation, just ,do you use it?

Baggs Wed 13-Nov-19 12:00:27

Long version
When it's used as a kind of shrug at Fate, as in "The bike broke. Lol" — she'd only had the bike two weeks — then I think it's useful.

I haven't used it much, if ever, but it doesn't bother me if other people do.

Short version
CBA to get worked up about something so trivial.

Amagran Wed 13-Nov-19 12:08:10

Exactly as Baggs says. Lol.

Amagran Wed 13-Nov-19 12:09:10

That was a first for me! Lol. Oops!! There goes another one!

ninathenana Wed 13-Nov-19 12:09:56

Yes, I use it. I prefer ? but that dosen't work on all devices.

Willow500 Wed 13-Nov-19 12:33:27

It's been around for many years as has ROFL. We use a lot of abbreviations on GN (for example) - just an easy way of typing.

Gonegirl Wed 13-Nov-19 12:34:44

Well, it's not nice if someone uses it to belittle you or your post.

Callistemon Wed 13-Nov-19 12:40:18

Was it David Cameron who used it thinking it meant 'lots of love'?'

That's much nicer.

Gonegirl Wed 13-Nov-19 12:47:53

It does mean that as well. Not used so much in that way though.

lemongrove Wed 13-Nov-19 13:37:19

No,don’t use it now, it’s fallen out of

cornergran Wed 13-Nov-19 13:41:46

As far as I can recall I’ve never used it. Hasn’t occurred to me.

FlexibleFriend Wed 13-Nov-19 14:45:46

I use it quite a lot when texting can't say I've ever used it to ridicule anyone. Just you make me laugh.

Baggs Wed 13-Nov-19 15:07:27

Belittling someone isn't nice, I agree. The latest I've heard is "okay boomer". Not sure if it's meant to be "Okay, Boomer" as in I hear what you say or "You're an okay boomer so your opinion is worthless".

I suspect it's the latter.

Either way, who cares what the snide comments of people who just want to appear with it and clever mean?

Baggs Wed 13-Nov-19 15:08:03

Thing to do is ignore them.

Calendargirl Wed 13-Nov-19 15:11:44

It’s a dig at we baby boomers isn’t it, meaning we’re old and past it.

annep1 Wed 13-Nov-19 15:15:33

Are you talking about people saying "Whatever"? or "lol" ??

Urmstongran Wed 13-Nov-19 15:44:16

It’s a dig at we baby boomers isn’t it, meaning we’re old and past it

Not quite.
It’s meant as a dig at Boomers because they are perceived by younger ones to have been lucky to have been given so much by the State.

Regards ‘lol’ I’ve never used it but it doesn’t offend me.

Namsnanny Wed 13-Nov-19 15:48:22

So much by the state!!! Don’t wind me up ? lol!!

Mapleleaf Wed 13-Nov-19 17:07:57

Given so much by the state??! Ha, someone's 'Avin a larf!

annep1 Wed 13-Nov-19 19:52:28

Oh I see now. The title - LOL.

Does anyone else hate this abbreviation/ expression ,whatever as much I do?

I thought looking at the above sentence you were talking about the use of "whatever" which is used rudely sometimes. Lol.

Yes I often use Lol when texting. Very useful. Np with it. ( there's another abbreviation - np ?)

Np = no problem

SalsaQueen Wed 13-Nov-19 22:31:42

I don't like "LOL" either, but I really hate "Yay"

Chewbacca Wed 13-Nov-19 22:47:48

I can cope with anything except hun. Aaarrgghhh!

BradfordLass72 Thu 14-Nov-19 02:44:40

Chewbacca My Dad used to read war comics in which the Germans were always called Hun.

annep1 Thu 14-Nov-19 09:13:17

Hate hun too.

TerriBull Thu 14-Nov-19 09:33:16

I don't use it, I perceive it means "laught out loud" maybe? I shall carry on without it I've never felt the need to put it in a text I prefer an emoji with a grin.