A friend of mine was criticized for her “endless LOLs” and considered breaking herself of the habit. Fortunately she reconsidered.
So what does LOL mean? How is it used? According to Wikipedia, it was first used as an initialization for “little old lady” (that’s me!) Then it meant “laughing out loud” and even “lots of luck” or “lots of love”. But now it isn’t used so much as a reaction to something hilarious but more as a way to lighten the conversation.
And that’s a lot closer to the way my friend uses it. She uses it to convey lightheartedness and joy. When she uses it she reminds me of Snoopy dancing with exuberance. And we all know what Snoopy would do if Lucy told him he was acting like a buffoon:
So this LOL (Little Old Lady) says to you all (critics included), Lots of Luck and Lots of Love. Happy Valentine’s Day!