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Mariah Carey
September 13th, 2011, 11:40 PM
On the internet, do you use lol/XD/etc too much?
I say lol waaaaaay too much for my own good, lol (godamnit sfmkspgfnsrnkp). I don't like using XD, so is the default 'word' I use if I want to express my laughter. Which is funny, because I usually don't laugh even when I write lol, it's just a force of habit... lol.
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PlatinumDude
September 14th, 2011, 12:24 AM
For the most part, I don't use lol and XD often; I very rarely do it.

Jude Mathis
September 14th, 2011, 12:32 AM
To me, 'lol' is some type of awkward filler word that people use when they don't know what else to say. It didn't used to be that way, but that's what it seems like now days. XD So I don't use it unless it's along with something, where you can tell its a joke. Like "lol I know what you mean. xD"
Though, if my entire reply is "lol", I feel like an uninterested jerk. /shot

So I don't use 'lol' much, just 'xD'




This is different than actually going "OMG LOL". Somehow caps give it a different feel.

Talli
September 14th, 2011, 12:37 AM
personally I don't really use LOL much on the internet

Truality
September 14th, 2011, 12:40 AM
To me, 'lol' is some type of awkward filler word that people use when they don't know what else to say.That's...exactly how I use it. lol

Which means I'm not really laughing when I do it. When I laugh I use the normal 'hahaha' instead. 'LOL' is something I use whenever I see something surprising, so I'm rather shocked than actually entertained.

As for 'xD', I use it either as a reserve for ';D' or for cases of misunderstanding.

Crimson5M
September 14th, 2011, 03:17 AM
Lol. I use lol all the time xD
I use xD a lot too lol.

Saryka
September 14th, 2011, 05:52 AM
I don't use lol a whole lot anymore since I see it as something one says when they have nothing better to say. XD or XD; is something that I'm starting to phase out as well, but I still use it from time to time. Generally if I want to indicate laugher, I'll go "haha" which I've overused to death but whatever.

Boone
September 14th, 2011, 06:29 AM
I rarely use lol, or emoticons in general.

Shiny Celebi
September 14th, 2011, 06:36 AM
I use lol and XD way too much. I just find alot of things very funny online.

Mew~
September 14th, 2011, 06:38 AM
I use, xD; a lot. I don't tend to use lol though.

Melody
September 14th, 2011, 06:42 AM
I use 'XD' quite often myself. 'lol' is also common, because it's second to 'XD'.

I also tend to use things like :3 or ;3. I like my emotes to be a little more expressive of my mood. ;p

Esper
September 14th, 2011, 08:35 AM
I don't use lol too often. Usually only with people I'm comfortable with as a sign that I'm willing to forgo my normal grammar Nazi tendencies and be more relaxed with them.

Sora
September 14th, 2011, 09:16 AM
I don't really use the term 'lol'. I may use 'lulz' which is similar, but these days when 'm not using 'xD' (which I've been trying to use less often outside of instant messaging it isn't going to well, haha) I would usually use 'haha'. That or 'heh', but that's usually when I don't have anything else to say. So yeah, it kind of makes me sound like a jerk, but I guess it also gives a hint that I'm not too interested in the conversation that is taking place. Now 'heehee' or 'hehe' are another matter... I think?

Gold warehouse
September 14th, 2011, 09:19 AM
Seeing as most of my online conversations revolve around joke exchanges I use lol and lmao often. Don't bother with the rest, I have nothing against them though. It is annoying when someone *****es at me for saying lol.

Sheep
September 14th, 2011, 09:21 AM
I use "LOL" a lotttt... too much even I bet >_>; But yeah, I don't mind that I have an obsession with it since most people I speak with use it just as much anyway. I tend to use it when I don't have much else to say; it's a good filler word as some people have already stated. I don't actually laugh irl when I use it, though.

Mr. Downstairs
September 14th, 2011, 09:44 AM
I rarely use lol and don't really like it when people use it with me.
I don't use XD at all. Hate it when people do that, especially if they make it a XD;. I don't even know what that means and it's just annoying as **** to look at.
:3 is even more annoying than the above.
I use lmao and haha alll the time, though.

Galukxy
September 14th, 2011, 10:33 AM
I rarely use both of those, but I usually say 'lol' if I find something funny and I tend to say 'rofl' or just a simple 'ha' instead.

marz
September 14th, 2011, 11:30 AM
I probably use lol too much, it's just my go-to if something is even remotely funny. Hell, even if its not I'll use lol, lol.

I used to use XD a ton but not really anymore. I've gone back to using lmao and lmfao and rofl occasionally.

BareBones
September 14th, 2011, 11:37 AM
I rarely abbreviate things. I never use 'lol' unless I'm being sarcastic and saying no. For example,
"Help me do my homework?"
"Lol."
If I find something amusing I'll either use 'xD' or say 'Ha', 'Haha', 'Heh', 'Hehe' or something similar.

Kevin
September 14th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Usually not on thread posts. But when I chat on Facebook or MSN or whatever I may overuse it.

Cassino
September 14th, 2011, 02:28 PM
No, I don't really use emoticons and such acronyms outside of instant messaging.


I don't use XD at all. Hate it when people do that, especially if they make it a XD;. I don't even know what that means and it's just annoying as **** to look at.
I believe the semi-colon represents a sweatdrop. It is oddly placed considering the emoticon's orientation, but people aren't generally at the liberty of typing with Shift JIS (which to my knowledge is what allows Japanese emoticons to be so diverse and clear, yet not difficult to type).

Anna
September 14th, 2011, 03:16 PM
I tend to use lol, xD, and :3 quite a bit. "lol" never means much when I say it; I use it as a filler word to acknowledge something that may be slightly amusing or lighthearted. "xD" I use when I'm cheerful- that's how it comes out in text. ":3" is about equivalent of a smile, since I just don't like ":)" and variants.

When I actually find something quite funny, I usually choose "rofl", "pfft" or "hahahaha".

Excerpt from Beginner's Guide to Anna, volume 4, chapter 13, section 6b.

-Jared-
September 14th, 2011, 03:47 PM
For anyone who really knows me, I shouldn't have to even explain myself here. XD

But yeah, I use XD like it's a verbal tic. XD For me, it generally means that whatever I am saying, I mean in as light hearted a manner as one can possibly muster. If I use XDD (with the two D's, for clarification) that is generally more of an actual "Haha, that's funny" type of message. And, essentially, if I don't use XD in a post, it means I am being dead serious. Which makes chats sometimes a little weird when I post a message, and forget the XD than have to quickly type XD and hit enter os the other person knows I am joking or something. XD

7 XD's, er, 8, in this message alone, including non-emotive ones. God I am addicted to the emoticon. XD

2Cool4Mewtwo
September 14th, 2011, 05:08 PM
I often use "lol," but not xD. Latter usually has an emoticon that substitutes that (For example: :laugh:). I also sometimes use :L if I'm too lazy to type out "lol," but sometimes I just use other words like "roflcopter" or "mfw" when I express something that is ridiculously funny, ironic, or dumb.

aruchan
September 14th, 2011, 05:51 PM
I overuse emoticons compulsively, especially "xD", ":o", and ":p". I'm kind of ashamed of that, really. xD Like half my conversation is random hieroglyphs. :D

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 16th, 2011, 05:39 PM
I use lol at the end of almost all of the posts I make and I use xD and XD very often too. xD;;

Alley Cat
September 17th, 2011, 12:34 AM
I use faces sometimes, but they aren't always like super happy ones. And I kinda of say lol a lot when I'm on facebook im or something like that. sometimes even pc if i'm in that mood, ahaa. lol. <- see. Anyway, I don't really over use it, I guess... maybe a little? I kind of forgot what I was trying to say. smh. (-_-)

King Gumball
September 17th, 2011, 02:02 AM
I don't usually use 'lol' much on forums; I ALWAYS use XD or other alphabet faces however on forums. On facebook and text messages I always use 'lol' and hardly ever use alphabet faces. I have no idea why I tend to do this however...

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 18th, 2011, 06:42 AM
I use mostly lol or xD, usually at the end of sentences when I post, especially when I want to convey a not-so-serious tone with my post. I also like to use faces.

Chikara
September 18th, 2011, 07:49 AM
I only use lol when I'm being a smartass.
I haven't used XD in like 2 years. I like to think I have better things to say than to spam those haha. I do use "lmfao" a lot though. e_e...

I dont think the use is overbearing though.

Perrie ✿
September 18th, 2011, 08:16 AM
I used to hate using "lol" I don't know why, it just used to irk me. I used to use XDD;;;; way too much. But now I love using lol, it's better than XDDD or xDD; which is a bit over the top, to be honest lol. :x

Guy
September 18th, 2011, 09:53 AM
In general I'd like to cut back on the number of times I use the word "lol" or the common emoticons such as "XD". I'm beginning to find using them a bit tacky and annoying in posts and in general, and while it can show the sort of emotion a message is sending, I would just rather not include them at all. It's a hard habit to break out of seeing how long I've been using them, but I'd like to. I'd much prefer saying "Haha" when I actually do find something humorous or "Omg haha!" when it's really funny.

Mr Cat Dog
September 18th, 2011, 10:08 AM
I used to use XD a lot (and always that one, xD just looks weird), but I really don't do so nowadays. The only smiley I'll really use is :D, and that's quite rare.

As for 'lol', I honestly don't know if I've ever used it non-ironically... even when I was younger, I always thought it was a weird phrase to use. The years haven't endeared it to me.

Sammi
September 18th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Lately I've been using lol in my posts, although I try not to. I kind of just use it for filler. It's really pointless. It's never used when I'm actually laughing. ._.;

As for smilies, I used to overuse XD, but I've cut back on that, too. I was a lot more obnoxious when I was a kid. It'd be XD everywhere!

Violet Rose
September 18th, 2011, 01:27 PM
i almost use emoticons in every sentence i write :D

Sylphiel
September 18th, 2011, 08:31 PM
I find myself using "lol" a lot without thinking about it, usually along with mentioning things that actually amuse me.

I think that's really about the only thing I still use...I used to use "XD" in quite a lot of things years ago, but I think I've more or less phased out of using it (honestly can't think of the last time I used it).

Actually, no...what you will see a lot of from me tends to be ":p" or anything along those lines...

Naruto Uzumaki
September 24th, 2011, 08:32 AM
I used to, but, now I don't really feel the need to put 'XD' after everything, or 'lol' after everything I feel is funny.

Rucario
September 24th, 2011, 08:38 AM
Only when I have no idea what the **** someone's talking about. Then I'll be like "lol" then they're like "how is that funny?" As you can imagine, I don't have many friends anymore.