Wednesday, April 26, 2006


DNA is an abbreviation of deoxyribonucleicantidisestablishmentarianism, a complex string of syllables - Dave Barry (American Columnist)

I've just come across something else that really irritates me (is there anything left, I hear you say!) and that's when first letters are used instead of the whole word. By the time I've sat and tried to work out what these letters could possibly stand for, I've lost interest. I've worked out BTW and some other easy ones but PLEEEEEASE... what is lol? I can only think of 'lots of love' but that doesn't work in some of the things I've read. Or perhaps it's 'son of Satan'.



PT said...

It stands for "laughing out loud" apparently.

I can't stand those 3 letters.

Some I like and use often:

FYI - For your information.
AFAIK - As far as I know.

But they're just a shorthand for a longer written expression.

However, these LOLs and ROFLMAO which are supposed to indicate some sort of, otherwise unsuspected, action on the part of the writer are just weird.

Why should the reader care if you are chuckling away to yourself as you type your email?


PT said...

Oh - ROFLMAO = Rolling on the floor laughing my arse off

Liz said...




Not quite the same but equally infuriating

Chris said...

Perhaps we're all just old fuddy duddies

Liz said...

No, definitely not!