The Dangers of Being Culturally Out-of-Touch
Overheard at the office water cooler the other day: a not-quite-with-it Internet neophyte who was under the mistaken impression that “LOL” meant “Lots of Love.”
It doesn’t mean that — it means, “Laugh out Loud.”
So, they very inappropriately affixed “LOL” to all kinds of email replies.
email: “Uncle Bob just had a stroke; he’s in the hospital.”
email: Ron and Susan are getting divorced.
And so on . . . (sorry, you know it’s funny).