• a letter to the general population

    by  • July 28, 2014 • * Safe for Work *, Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    Stop using LOL. And stop using every variety of the whole “laugh out loud” idea. We criticize so many people for using “um” or “ah” as fillers in their speech, but we openly encourage the use of lol as a filler. It may be that most people assume that it is slightly more intelligent sounding since it is an acronym, but it isn’t. It is just as frustrating. Using lol is simply a way to respond when you don’t know how else to or to fill up space in a text or conversation.

    If you don’t have something intelligent or heartfelt to add to the current conversation, don’t use lol. Change the subject or don’t add. People won’t see you as rude, especially if you do add to the conversations that you feel passionately about and have the energy.

    Thank you.

    5 Responses to a letter to the general population

    1. Sasq
      July 29, 2014 at 5:49 am


    2. P
      July 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm


    3. You didn't say "please"
      July 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

      Wow I don’t mind your opinion on this but…your being rude in demanding people to do what you say. I don’t see “lol” as much as I see those freaking “#s”(hashtags) everywhere. As far as anyone should be concerned the # symbol means pound/number not the way it’s used now. I’m not mad at you, just voicing my opinion as well. And if you don’t agree, that’s your right. And I won’t waste my time arguing. No offense intended. Peace and have a Beautiful Day

    4. twinsoul
      July 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      If you are trippin over the use of LOL, my guess is you don’t have enough real life problems to post on here. That’s just petty….and here’s another petty thing. You’re a NERD. I was one once to but you can be cool. Just get your panties out of your crack and you’ll be just fine! Stop baggin on people who use lol and stop trying to make others seem less intelligent than yourself. Go write a book.

    5. Nicole
      July 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Sometimes I wonder if people pick up my hint of sarcasm and humor.
      When a person doesn’t know me too well I will use LOL to let them know–hey, I am just messing around. But is it really annoying? What do you suggest will break the ice so they don’t think it is such a serious comment or question?
      AND YES people who are talking about a subject to a group of people and use fillers are very annoying. I will actually turn off the video or walk out of a lecture it is that bad for me! lol (opps–see I did it again.) Damn! Maybe you should start a seminar for this?

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