The Battle Of The LOLs & The ROFLs

Posted: December 23, 2011 in General, humor, Humour, Random nonsense
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Sometime in the latter half of the 21st century, the process of achieving equality came to fruition. Fornicating bipeds gifted with an offspring (intended or otherwise) universally named the newborns, LOL.

LOL had an interesting history. Its exact date of origin unknown, it emerged from obscurity in the late 20th century, first through the medium of Short Message Service, then made famous by Chat and finally immortalised by Social Networking. The world went through some rather drastic changes but LOL managed to retain its identity.

LOL was initially mostly seen among the teenage community, who LOL-ed more than they actually smiled in the real world. The activity gradually caught on with folks of the seasoned age-group who, tired of smiling – often needlessly in social gatherings – found in LOL a trustworthy friend. Rather than attend social outings that called into service the lazy Smile, they chose staying home and LOL-ing. They also discovered that LOL substituted HA HA HAAAA perfectly. It was not only easier to write, it also kept emotions brief and controlled.  

Some were amused at the oddity of the situation. One group – the youngsters – who hadn’t learned how to smile, embraced the convenience offered by LOL; while another group – the seasoneds – who had learned how to smile, also embraced LOL’s company.

Cut to the late 21st century.

LOLs went to school, armed with hi-tech gadgets that automatically started everything with a perfunctory LOL. The teacher, also a LOL, LOL-ed so much that student LOLs came to associate LOL-ing with meaninglessness. Not many managed a LOL when they realised that they LOL-ed all the time too.

Tired of the sameness, a few eager LOLs attempted differentiation. The earliest adopters of the change in nomenclature opted for LMAO. Many noticed that though the LMAOs laughed off a lot, their derriers stayed put in their original positions. Ashamed at losing face on failing to deliver on their claims, a few disgruntled LMAOs changed names to conceal identity.

LMFAO came into being.

Keen to differentiate themselves from the LMAOs and LOLs, the LMFAOs took pride in extreme displays of laughter. They stood for extremities in life, some claimed. Even mundane conversational exchanges were LMFAO-ed, often unnecessarily.

A few in this gang decided to further push the limits of extreme displays of happiness. They would be paragons of delirium. With this in mind, they rechristened themselves LMMFAO. This process accelerated so rapidly that the last recorded group named themselves,  LMFFFMFFFMFFFMFFMMMMMMMMMMFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOO.

Few could keep count of the number of derriers that were f****d and laughed off.

While this was under-way, an alien group made a sudden appearance from nowhere – ROFL. Not taking too kindly to this uninvited intrusion, the L-s huddled and prepared for battle. On an auspicious day and with a LOLmighty battle-cry, the L-brigade swooped down on ROFL. To counter the charge of the LOLs, LMAOs, LMFAOs and other extremist terrors, the ROFLs rolled over laughing at every possible opportunity. The LMFAOs found the ROFLs quite distracting, especially when they tried LMFAO-ing, even when no L was forthcoming. Fortunes swung greatly but a combined and Herculean charge from the planet of the LOLs managed to quell the assault of the ROFLs…

…who quickly found much-needed reinforcements arriving, in the form of the ROTFL and the ROTFFL.

Things got ugly at this stage as the F-ing battle left many wounded, disfigured and dead, some permanently.

After much bloodshed, a reluctant Ceasefire was called for and new ways of synergistic collaborations were explored, including marital associations. The offspring of this new cross-breed were named, ROTFFLMFAO.

A few veterans couldn’t bear to see this sorry state of affairs, and renamed themselves.

FML

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Comments
  1. mrtinney says:

    OMG THIS MADE ME ROFL AND MY A** ACTUALLY FELL OFF… and why am I yelling? Great post – immediate follow earned.

  2. christyb says:

    LOL this is classic 🙂 Great post, you have now earned another follower in me!

  3. Eric Alagan says:

    Merry Christmas,
    I am nominating you for the “Liebster Blog Award”
    Check it out: Written Words Never Die > http://wp.me/1YE83
    Congratulations,
    Eric Alagan

  4. Dee says:

    Isn’t it sad that everyday English has been reduced to a series of abbreviations. WTF!

  5. moorizZLA says:

    Although I am not exempt from using WTF, omg etc… it really is such a shame what has happened to the English language. Then again, what can we expect in a world where speed and efficiency is so important. Perhaps getting your point across is more important than getting it across well.

    Thanks for passing through my blog. Do keep in touch.

    • HaLin says:

      Agree there. Most things seem to be perceived through the prism of speed and efficiency. The more we try to differentiate ourselves from one another, the more we look the same! I wonder if it is just me feeling that way…

      Thank you for resting awhile and commenting. Look forward to travelling back to your blog.

  6. Ankur Mithal says:

    Delightful portrayal of the modren world. One could almost envision the world as a dark and dangerous place, a la posters of some Hollywood doomsday movies, thanks to this “invention”, with a title like “invasion of the ROFLs” directed by SS. Or, perhaps, ITR, to double LOL.
    In the “seasoned” half of the divided world, I have become susceptible to inadvertent LOLing. Last week, while talking about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco (I was visiting) I said, “we will pass GG enroute to the airport”. After a moment’s hesitation, my hosts caught on and complimented me on the usage. They are also on the “seasoned” side.

    • HaLin says:

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

      Glad that you enjoyed the lighter side of LOLing. 🙂

      PS: I shall be revisiting your blog. Dilbertesque portrayal of office humour is always welcome.

  7. OyiaBrown says:

    Thanks for all your ‘Likes’

  8. Sharmishtha says:

    some of these abbreviations can really get you 🙂
    i had to ask the meaning of almost all of them.
    amusing post, i love the way you handle humor

  9. dearladiesandgents says:

    ROTFFLMFAO! I laughed so hard. Very clever and an interesting read for sure

  10. lorrelee1970 says:

    LMFAOWROTFF…………..I really wish it was possibly to laugh your ass off or at least some of it.

    • HaLin says:

      Considering the eagerness with which we are ROTFLing, your wish may soon come within the realm of possibility. 🙂

      Thanks for the comment.

  11. Ram says:

    My nephew/niece frows even whilst mentioning L.O.L. Iguess with time it could get VERSE

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