I Don’t LOL

LOL on iPhoneTwittering. Blogging. Facebooking. And yes, for those stuck in ancient technology, emailing. Every time you check your site, someone, somewhere has ended a post with “LOL.” Not me. I don’t LOL. Here’s why: it’s TC. I mean, it’s totally cliché. Or, if you prefer, it’s LTC—that is, “like, totally cliché.”

Apparently, “TC” is already spoken for; it’s the official text messaging acronym for “take care.” OK, fine. I can live with that. So TC; in fact, TCWYA—take care with your acronyms.

I’ve got nothing against acronyms. But social networking has taken this way too far. I just don’t believe there are that many people out there “laughing out loud” at any given time, and telling the rest of the world, or maybe only their 4,658 friends on Facebook.

KWIM?

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About Doug Geivett
University Professor; PhD in philosophy; author; conference speaker. Hobbies include motorcycling, travel, kayaking, sailing.

2 Responses to I Don’t LOL

  1. Doug Geivett says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for dropping in. I wonder if I would have discovered the sunlit desk. I write about writing (though not exclusively), and my blogroll has a category for this. I’m adding your URL!

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  2. Ah, thank you. I thought I was the only one who hated these kinds of acronyms. It’s hard to take someone seriously who “laugh’s out loud” after every statement.

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