RIP LOL

A beginners guide to laughing via text

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The acronym is OVER as it accounts for just 1.9 per cent of ‘e-laughter’ according to a new survey by Facebook (and is probably used more by our mums than anyone else we know). 

But over text, expressions of mirth are a minefield.

ELLEUK breaks down what each one means...

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OK, I’m done with this banter now and need to get back to work. DO NOT RESPOND.

 

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I am trying to be cute-slash-cheeky but actually sound like a Japanese school girl or the creepy clown hiding under your bed in a horror movie.

 

You have said something mildly amusing, which I just do not have the energy to engage with. 

 

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I am a seriously cool digital native and I do not care that you have to google ‘what does TM stand for?’ before responding. That in itself is TM.

 

I am like, more ironic than Alanis Morrisette right now, as indicated by my use of inverted commas and also the unicycle that I probably ride around Victoria Park. 

 

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Wow. That was actually funny. Well done YOU.

 

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Literally, cannot be bothered.

 

‘Last night was Megaloz’ = ‘Had a decent night thanks mainly to that second bottle of Malbec, the great lighting for selfies in the loo, and the fact my Uber got me home before midnight’.

 

Yes, I am over the age of 30

 

I really hope you didn’t take my last text seriously. Damn you sarcasm!

 

I have just discovered Made In Chelsea on 4OD.

 

Sorry fell asleep on my keyboard...

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