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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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I hate
The term L.O.L. with a passion, along with most of that godawful 'txtspk' garbage.

Browsing some types of forums is turning into a real chore. Tuning (I use the term lightly - fitting a 4" bore exhaust and strapping an ironing board to the back of a 1.1L french shopping trolley is not 'tuning') forums and any overclocking forums tend to be mostly illegible to me. However, youtube comments are possibly the worst offender.

I usually infer that perhaps it means Loss Of Language?

*awaits LOL reply*
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 22:44, 15 replies)
di di di dit
di dit

(Dodge: "The Telegraph Instructor Manual", 1850)
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 22:58, closed)
Ur shilly
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 23:35, closed)


Can't understand a simple acronym! LOL!
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:14, closed)
Wholeheartedly seconded.
Especially when it's used as a placeholder for conversation. If it's a response to something genuinely funny, I might be able to understand, but reading 'lol wats up' and 'k i g2g lol' makes me want to punch an adorable kitten in the face.

(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:33, closed)
About two years ago, that kind of moronic AOL-speak was almost unknown on here.
Only today, I've seen several occurrences of "lulz" that have gone unchallenged.

"Lulz"? You might as well rename the fucking place to 4chan and fill it full of child porn.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:57, closed)
It could be worse
A guy two floors down from me actually uses "LOL" as a word. In normal conversation. Then he wonders why I go mental.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 1:05, closed)
Almost my whole uni class...
Uses "lol" or "lawlz" in conversation. Why not just laugh?!
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 14:08, closed)
This might help
comment snob
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 1:30, closed)
inappropriate LOLing
I received this message the other day:

"my cats bean put down lol"

I no longer communicate with this fuckwit.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 3:31, closed)
but but
what about roflcopters?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 4:30, closed)
The sick bastard. Was it a Goth?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 23:25, closed)
I don't like it.
The use of it in place of punctuation, however, is what really makes me want to shit, and this is all too prevalent on Facebook.

It is for this very reason I refrain from accepting requests from old school 'friends' who I don't speak to any longer. Far too often they're the kind of twats who'll insist on using that particular palindrome at the end of each and every sentence.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 11:49, closed)
am I less common
if I use it ironically?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 22:28, closed)
is acceptable. Most people should be put on a dose of 2 irony tablets a day, just because it's good for you!
(, Sun 19 Oct 2008, 22:01, closed)

(, Mon 20 Oct 2008, 17:34, closed)

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