My Confession. LOL
Disclaimer: I know at least several of you are "guilty" of this. Please don't be offended as this is just my (over opinionated) opinion.
After several years of silence, I can't take it anymore. As much as I hate laugh-tracks on tv, I can't stand the usage of LOL to signify a joke. Seriously, there's not that many things out there that bug me more than people using this word when they crack a joke. I don't mind it when someone is "laughing out loud" at someone else's joke. I think that's a different. I consider laughing at your own jokes a minor social fopah, and a little insulting.
Laugh-tracks on TV are there because studio execs don't think people are intelligent enough to get the jokes (ironically most laughtracks anymore are on low-brow comedies). A LOL in written conversation often projects a similar idea to me.
Anyway, I guess I shouldn't run my mouth because I do use an occasional ;) in a letter to make sure someone gets that I'm not being serious because I'm not sure how my sense of humor projects in writing sometimes which is similar I guess, but I don't see it as offensive as LOL.
Anyway, this post has been a long time coming. I've tried to keep my mouth shut, but I can't any longer. Anyone else have an opinion about this?