Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to draw attention to a joke or amusing statement, or to express amusement:‘I love how you said ‘coffee is not my cup of tea’. LOL!’
- ‘lol i think thats a gr8 title personally!’
- ‘I'm pretty upbeat, and have been described as a "sometimes goth chick" before, LOL.’
- ‘Mmmmm, I probably shouldn't go into details, LOL.’
- ‘I think the translator confused spirit with alcohol LOL!’
- ‘We had originally thought we could put together a viable project in 6 months (LOL).’
- ‘That's so cool that you got to ride on an elephant, lol!’
- ‘His mother is one of my teachers. lol.’
- ‘LOL, this is an email which has been floating around on the 'net for quite awhile.’
- ‘You know you've been out of school a long time when the thought of your first reading assignment gets you all excited - LOL.’
- ‘Keep up the good work guys (lol).’
- ‘Well, you asked for it lol.’
- ‘LOL whatever that virus is, I have it too.’
- ‘LOL I feel like a kid in a candy shop.’
- ‘LOL, that was a hilarious story.’
- ‘This week alone I haven't gotten home earlier than 6 lol.’
- ‘I'll try my best to make it seem like I'm not because, well, I'm really not, lol.’
- ‘And Johnny most likely got his good looks from some other relative, lol.’
- ‘Hehehahaha LOL what a riot!’
- ‘Crisps, chocolate and biscuits are a must in our house lol.’
- ‘I've no clue whether the last chapter or this make sense but I hope they do, lol!’
Laugh audibly or be amused:‘I literally LOL'ed when the updates popped up’‘I was lol'ing at the teeny tiny little sign’
1980s: abbreviation of laughing out loud or laugh out loud.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.