Despite my feeble attempts at non-conformity -- thwarted by my refusal to stand out, no less -- I am, once again, taking a step away from the common person.
Usually, I try not to use Emoticons and shortened expressions that much, like :D, :), xD, lol, lmao and etc. Sometimes, I find that these shorthands don't accurately describe how I feel at that moment. If someone tells me a blonde joke and the only thing I could muster was a chuckle, I don't go all "lol!!" on lousy-joke-person, because c'mon, blonde jokes are so old. I might put a *chuckle* there, but sometimes, the jokes not funny enough for me to bring my fingers to punch those letters in. Sure, a "haha" would suffice, but what does a "haha" really mean?? Is it a laugh or is it a chuckle? Or maybe, it's a dry laugh just so to humour lousy-joke-person.
And then there are those people who just put a "haha" after your what's-there-to-haha-about-sentence.
"so I met my ex and his new gf today"
"her cooking sucked real bad"
"i flirted with a hobo"
"i swallowed a kitten"
The word's been used so much that it's becoming insincere. In my book. And trust me, there are a few words that I feel are becoming more and more insincere.
Sure, I use it, that's cause I'm lazy to c.h.u.c.k.l.e. Do you know how many letters are there in that word?! Okay, in your defence, you're lazy too.
Please, I'm multi-faceted.
I'm just saying, if you're conscious and not too engrossed in the unimportant conversation you have going with your BFF, try to cut down on your LOLs and HAHAs. Maybe then, when you read the transcripts, it won't seem so flat and look like every other conversation you have.
I shall reserve my LOLs and LMAOs for situations where they would be used as adjectives.
Maybe, next time, I could do a COL (chuckling out loud) instead of an LOL because your joke deserved nothing higher than a chuckle. I like to be specific.
And OMG Lily Bass had an abortion!