I WAS PLEASED to read today that LOL is dying out.
I was educated too, learning a new word: emoji.
I have never typed LOL, not once, and never will. I have never used an emoji either, and doubt that I ever will. I prefer clear, traditional written communication. I think you should too, but that’s your business.
If you were unaware of the growing fuddy-duddy element of using LOL, you have been informed. Apparently, haha is preferred.
And here’s more: Women use LOL and emojis more than men. This is not surprising because women also use multiple exclamation points more than men. I know this from personal observation.
Women get so emotional!!!!!
While I have your attention, let’s look at another abomination that I’ve mentioned before. Even though I have pointed out this travesty, people continue to do it. Please stop it. Right now!
It is putting a string of dots between sentences. Here is an example ……………… Can you see how ridiculous this looks? ………….. If not, there is no hope for you ……….. Many people do this. Have you no standards?
What is the purpose of this hurling of dots?
A sentence ends with one period. Then there’s a space. The following sentence starts with a capital letter. Dem’s de rules, amigos.
There is a thing called the ellipsis. It has a specific use, and it consists of three periods, not 856. Study it a moment, please.
That’s all for now, boys and girls. Miss Grundy is though with the lesson. Go out and play, but be back in your desks in an hour.
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(Note: That thumbs-up thing is an emoji. FYI.)