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Old September 13th, 2011 (11:40 PM).
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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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For the most part, I don't use lol and XD often; I very rarely do it.
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Old September 14th, 2011 (12:32 AM).
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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.
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    personally I don't really use LOL much on the internet
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    Old September 14th, 2011 (12:40 AM).
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      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.
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      Old September 14th, 2011 (3:17 AM).
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      Lol. I use lol all the time xD
      I use xD a lot too lol.
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      Old September 14th, 2011 (5:52 AM).
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      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.
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      Old September 14th, 2011 (6:29 AM).
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        I rarely use lol, or emoticons in general.
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (6:36 AM).
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        I use lol and XD way too much. I just find alot of things very funny online.
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (6:38 AM).
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        I use, xD; a lot. I don't tend to use lol though.
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (6:42 AM).
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        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
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (8:35 AM).
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        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.
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (9:16 AM).
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        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?
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        Old September 14th, 2011 (9:19 AM).
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          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.
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          Old September 14th, 2011 (9:21 AM).
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          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.
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          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.
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          Old September 14th, 2011 (10:33 AM).
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          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.
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          Old September 14th, 2011 (11:30 AM).
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          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.
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          Old September 14th, 2011 (11:37 AM).
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            I rarely abbreviate things. I never use 'lol' unless I'm being sarcastic and saying no. For example,
            "Help me do my homework?"
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            If I find something amusing I'll either use 'xD' or say 'Ha', 'Haha', 'Heh', 'Hehe' or something similar.
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            Old September 14th, 2011 (12:02 PM).
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            Usually not on thread posts. But when I chat on Facebook or MSN or whatever I may overuse it.
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            Old September 14th, 2011 (2:28 PM).
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              No, I don't really use emoticons and such acronyms outside of instant messaging.


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              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).
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                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.

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                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
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                Old September 14th, 2011 (5:08 PM).
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                I often use "lol," but not xD. Latter usually has an emoticon that substitutes that (For example: ). 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.
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                  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
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