It is not uncommon for my husband, Mark, and I to keep in contact with family and friends through text messages, e-mails and Facebook private messages. We do still talk to people on the phone, but sometimes a quick text can take the place of a lengthy conversation.
Recently, we became a little alarmed and confused by the abbreviations family members were tacking onto the end of their text messages. We do routinely use abbreviations ourselves but we know what “LOL” means (of course, Laugh Out Loud) but we couldn’t figure out why family members were laughing at the end of every text. It was especially alarming because some of the text messages had a serious tone to them.
Mark and I discussed it at length and I finally remembered a Facebook post I had seen about a person a generation older than us that thought “LOL” meant Lots of Love.… Continue readingRead More »