- Date Found: 01/1999
- Used By: Everyone on the internet, Most people not on the internet
If cells are the basic building block of life, lol is the basic building block of the internet. It's present in every conversation and is arguably the reason for the internet in the first place. Or at least for the websites worth visiting.
LOL stands for laughing out loud, but it is not necessary to actually find something funny in order to use it.
Secunda finds Prima's bad joke to be funny
Prima: I saw you at the mall Secunda: lol
Secunda does not care about Prima's babbling and is being as unproductive to the conversation as possible. See also: oic
Prima: Hey wanna go to the movies with me? Secunda: lol
In this example, secunda is derisively rejecting Prima
LOL has been used so much it is usually understood to not even mean the user is laughing. To show you are actually laughing, try capitalizing the whole thing (LOL), adding length (loooool, lolololol), or changing it to IRLOL (in real life laughing out loud).
lol can also be a verb in itself with prefixes and suffixes. lol'ing is a common expression for laughing out loud.
- I've finished typing my sentence now lol
- lol @ Mickey Rourke's face
- omg lol, lol omg!