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2005/07/24 04:16:44 (permalink)

lol isn't punctuation

Greetings folks.

One of the major things that pi$$es me off about forums is the use of lol as punctuation - I don't mind lol at all, it just isn't a substitute!

Par example:

Went to town yesterday and bumped into the ex looking like a right minger lol (comma) was thinking about texting her and saying how nasty she looks, what do you think lol (question mark)

TBH this forum ain't all that bad for it, but others...

Anyone else have little significant niggles like this?
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    jack hammer
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 07:05:40 (permalink)
    I dislike incorret spelling, incorrect gammar, incorrect punctuation, and incorrect capitilization. With that said, there are a few places above where you should have used a comma.
    post edited by jack hammer - 2005/07/24 07:07:05

    Let it sink.... I can swim.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 09:16:05 (permalink)
    at times my grammar suffers somewhat due to the speed at which i type.
    i also type as if i would speak a lot of the time, although i do appreciate a well written post that avoids, text slang, street talk and chavvy fad words like 'tonk' 'buff' blah blah blah comma
    saying this, it is important to realise in such a diverse community there are going to be those who do struggle with the written word and i feel we should still obviously take their posts seriously regardless of poor grammar and spelling

    although

    my fckuni m8 h8s txt'in ennit
    IMO, simply shows a lack of thought and simple grasp of the english lingo and grates me, or is that gr8s m8s?
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 12:43:26 (permalink)
    ^^^Pmsl!

    He who makes a Beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a Man.

    Joe@the-darkside-uk.com
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 12:48:55 (permalink)
    Lol is acceptable,its net speak,not txt speak,txt speak was nicked from the net and the little chavs think its there own,alot of net slang is ingenious and saves time,do you speak in proper English in real life? does anyone here? I think not,most of you can't spell let alone talk propa! jk
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 14:04:05 (permalink)
    God don't get me going on txt slang. It drives me mad. I can see the use for it on a mobile, but where there are no restrictions on how much you can write I think it's just pure lazyness.

    I have to admit my english is pretty poor. I have a real problem with spelling a lot of the time. Having said all that, I think it's a lot more important to see past the english and listen to what is being said not how it's being said. I really can't stand people that belittle others arguments on the basis of poor use of grammar or spelling alone.


    GTM

    Just because one can't understand a concept, doesn't mean that it is wrong.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 14:06:57 (permalink)
    nothing more empty than a lol only answer when speaking to someone on msn messenger or similar

    lol trolls, frikkin h8 em
    post edited by ToxicToffee - 2005/07/24 14:07:46
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 15:55:08 (permalink)
    my english is shocking. im dyslexic with spelling and my hand writing. and im starting to forget alot of english. if im having a convosation and i want to say somin but i cant remember the word, i ussualy settle for somin far more stupid

    "He who dies biggest, WINS!"- MonstaDwarf


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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 16:16:42 (permalink)
    lol
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 16:18:29 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: ToxicToffee

    nothing more empty than a lol only answer when speaking to someone on msn messenger or similar

    lol trolls, frikkin h8 em




    True I guess,when my girlfriend does it online I know its because she can't be bothered to talk,kind of souless,actually all of our arguments stem from msn and txt,no visual stimuli,can't tell if someones joking or not etc.

    Still I actually look semi-decent on cam
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 16:23:07 (permalink)
    lol
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 16:23:47 (permalink)
    yes, when you get a lol answer on msn you know they are either talking to someone else too or more interested in ebay than you
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 16:32:40 (permalink)
    they could write

    NIIYWE-

    Not interested in you watching eastenders
    post edited by scottishstu - 2005/07/24 16:33:31
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 17:47:20 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: FatInsomniac

    One of the major things that pi$$es me off about forums is the use of lol as punctuation



    Glad I'm not the only one who noticed, people put lol instead of a full stop when writing a sentence that isn't even funny.

    ORIGINAL: jack hammer

    I dislike incorret spelling, incorrect gammar, incorrect punctuation, and incorrect capitilization. With that said, there are a few places above where you should have used a comma.


    Keep your American spelling to yourself, we call it capitalisation round these parts.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 18:03:58 (permalink)

    Keep your American spelling to yourself, we call it capitalisation round these parts.

    Ah, my old friend Dannyboy. I was waiting for someone to notice. I should have known it would be under your ever watchful eye!

    Let it sink.... I can swim.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 18:04:21 (permalink)
    lol

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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 18:06:58 (permalink)
    lol

    Well, at least you are original!

    Let it sink.... I can swim.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 18:16:13 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: jack hammer

    I dislike incorret spelling, incorrect gammar, incorrect punctuation, and incorrect capitilization. With that said, there are a few places above where you should have used a comma.


    Hope you were taking the pi$$ with this post!

    I've highlighted what I mean...

    Not a fan of the Oxford comma before the 'and' either
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 18:18:37 (permalink)
    Hope you were taking the pi$$ with this post!

    I've highlighted what I mean...

    Not a fan of the Oxford comma before the 'and' either

    Excellent! Well spotted. Me, take the piss?

    Let it sink.... I can swim.
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    RE: lol isn't punctuation 2005/07/24 20:18:48 (permalink)
    I like LOL. I use it loads.

    If it pisses you all off then I think you should fight me to the death.



    Anyway yeah I do use LOL a lot, but I do try to be quite formal in the way I talk on forums. I always skim my posts for spelling too, obviously I miss some mistakes sometimes but I generally try to make it understandable.

    I talk like an idiot in real life TBH!
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