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maniacmusician
March 22nd, 2007, 07:14 AM
Does "lol" qualify as AIM-speak? It actually really irks me when people use AIM-speak when they don't have to (how r u doing 2day?), but I tend to use "lol" fairly often. So, does that come under the category of annoying AIM-speak for you? Or do you not mind it? Or is it even considered AIM-speak?

Polygon
March 22nd, 2007, 07:23 AM
lol is the one peice of "internet talk" that i use...

i guess it kinda does, but no one will mind and or care if you just use "lol" but type everything else out.

WalmartSniperLX
March 22nd, 2007, 08:01 AM
I guess im so used to it, its normal to say "lol" when talking. Some of my friends actually say it like "lawl" in person. Whats really annoying is Myspace-talk :)

ie: the double & "..a burger && soda"
and the slash thru the letters .... i dont know how to do that ... dont remember the code

pirothezero
March 22nd, 2007, 08:15 AM
there was a phase of mine that I would use roffle my waffle, roffle, wlawl (anyone that has played cs should know wlol), lawl, nub, bot, a few others that skip my mind at the moment.

I don't think lol is aimspeak, aimspeak imo is anything that goes out of its way to be witty/clever and shorthand. like lmaorofl i think is overdone.

I think its quite natural to say lol in person offline if you find something funny but for whatever reason you can't actually laugh about it, at least thats what I do.

mykalreborn
March 22nd, 2007, 08:30 AM
why call it aim-speak? it's the same in yahoo or any other place on the internet where people chat.
for me lol is the only one i use, and i find that one pretty silly also, but the heck. :D
my friends are very annoying - my messneger friends. we speak in romanian of course, but they always insert an english word every couple of sentences which just doesn't belong there. not to mention the fact that most times they spell it wrong, or can't even pronounce it right.
i guess it's about lazyness. people just want to write faster. but we all know lazyness doesn't lead to good things. so there. :D

chickengirl
March 22nd, 2007, 11:19 AM
lol is only AIMspeak if you do it like a 14-year-old cheerleader who giggles at everything she says lol! that's really annoying lol!

maniacmusician
March 22nd, 2007, 01:54 PM
lol is only AIMspeak if you do it like a 14-year-old cheerleader who giggles at everything she says lol! that's really annoying lol!
lol.

I see, so that's the general consensus. I don't ever say it in person (it just sounds odd; I say it in my head all the time though). Even if you guys had said that "lol" is annoying, I don't think I (or anyone else) would mend their behavior. Just too used to it at this point, it would take too much energy to try and not do it. I was just wondering what your thoughts were on it.

@mykalreborn:
yes, you're right. I guess I meant "IM-speak"

mykalreborn
March 22nd, 2007, 02:08 PM
I don't think I (or anyone else) would mend their behavior
i agree. but it's a pitty though...

macogw
March 22nd, 2007, 03:07 PM
I guess im so used to it, its normal to say "lol" when talking. Some of my friends actually say it like "lawl" in person. Whats really annoying is Myspace-talk :)

ie: the double & "..a burger && soda"
and the slash thru the letters .... i dont know how to do that ... dont remember the code

&& is coder-speak. Any Java, C, or C++ (and I suspect C# and UPC and ObjC) coder knows that one.
and: &&
or: ||
equals: ==
not equals: !=

You only use & and | for bitwise operations and = is for assigning a value to a variable.

PatrickMay16
March 22nd, 2007, 03:10 PM
I prefer to opt for LOOOOOOOOOL, that has more letters and so more force, also pow0r.

Brunellus
March 22nd, 2007, 03:24 PM
why call it aim-speak? it's the same in yahoo or any other place on the internet where people chat.
for me lol is the only one i use, and i find that one pretty silly also, but the heck. :D
my friends are very annoying - my messneger friends. we speak in romanian of course, but they always insert an english word every couple of sentences which just doesn't belong there. not to mention the fact that most times they spell it wrong, or can't even pronounce it right.
i guess it's about lazyness. people just want to write faster. but we all know lazyness doesn't lead to good things. so there. :D
it's AIMspeak because AIM was the first internet instant messaging system that really took off. AOL's Instant Messenger was one of the big selling points of its pre-Internet incarnation, and when AIM was opened to the internet--first through a free AIM client, and later by making the protocol open for third-party clients--it had an immense installed base.

AOL created, early on, a big, heterogeneous community of networked users that was NOT primarily academic or technical. If this was not the first such community (the WELL in the SF Bay Area, maybe? ) it was the most widespread and the quickest-growing. Until there was a critical mass of ISPs offering real PPP internet connections, AOL was pretty much the only game in town. An entire generation of users grew up thinking "online" entirely in terms of AOL.

BEGIN OFFTOPIC NOSTALGIA

I was one of those users. We got our first AOL account, along with a 9600-baud, Hayes-compatible modem, in 1992. AOL was distributing version 1.5 of its software by mail on 3.25" floppy diskettes. After a few months--maybe only a few weeks!--AOL began opening itself to the Internet: first e-mail, then gopher, then USENET.

END OFFTOPIC NOSTALGIA

Anyway, the huge installed base of nontechncial, nonspecialist, and possibly outright ILLITERATE users created AIMspeak as we know it. Those users then migrated to other platforms and/or were able to influence their friends enough to spread the argot.

Matt_AC
March 22nd, 2007, 05:20 PM
I use it pretty often, It's just standard e-slang by now, it was considered evil after aim just came out XD.

I've only said it one it person, never said it again after that.

mykalreborn
March 22nd, 2007, 05:43 PM
it's AIMspeak because AIM was the first internet instant messaging system that really took off. AOL's Instant Messenger was one of the big selling points of its pre-Internet incarnation, and when AIM was opened to the internet--first through a free AIM client, and later by making the protocol open for third-party clients--it had an immense installed base.

AOL created, early on, a big, heterogeneous community of networked users that was NOT primarily academic or technical. If this was not the first such community (the WELL in the SF Bay Area, maybe? ) it was the most widespread and the quickest-growing. Until there was a critical mass of ISPs offering real PPP internet connections, AOL was pretty much the only game in town. An entire generation of users grew up thinking "online" entirely in terms of AOL.

BEGIN OFFTOPIC NOSTALGIA

I was one of those users. We got our first AOL account, along with a 9600-baud, Hayes-compatible modem, in 1992. AOL was distributing version 1.5 of its software by mail on 3.25" floppy diskettes. After a few months--maybe only a few weeks!--AOL began opening itself to the Internet: first e-mail, then gopher, then USENET.

END OFFTOPIC NOSTALGIA

Anyway, the huge installed base of nontechncial, nonspecialist, and possibly outright ILLITERATE users created AIMspeak as we know it. Those users then migrated to other platforms and/or were able to influence their friends enough to spread the argot.

i've always found the whole open-source comunity to be so educative.:rolleyes: