<Z-Gryphon> http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/11/11/nz.text.ap/index.html <Z-Gryphon> - "Saxophones? You gotta fuggin be kidding me" dep't <Truss> Well, geez. Whoever wrote that article didn't do their research. <Truss> I mean, -everyone- knows "lol" isn't an abbreviation or a word. It's punctuation. <Truss> It's practically the equivalent of "STOP" from old telegrams. <Z-Gryphon> snrk * Z-Gryphon tries a simple test. <wedge> snrk <Z-Gryphon> WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT LOL <Z-Gryphon> yeah, you're right.
1. "2008.02.22: punctuation revisited"
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<Z-Gryphon> it's very lucky that "LOL" did -not- evolve as a telegraphic end-of-sentence indicator instead of "STOP". <Z-Gryphon> I mean, it would be -wildly- inappropriate in the case of those telegrams that begin THE SECRETARY OF WAR REGRETS TO INFORM YOU <Z-Gryphon> also, it occurs to me that if "LOL" were the equivalent of "STOP", then "MESSAGE ENDS" would have to be replace by either "LOLOL" or "ROFL" <Z-Gryphon> and -then- where would we be <Truss> I think that's KTHXBYE, actually. :) <Truss> MGY CQD ZOMG A/S/L 41.46 N. 50.14 W REZ PLZ O HAI ICEBERG SINKING ZOMGWTFBBQ <Truss> (And yeah, I had to look up the original. :) <Z-Gryphon> (followed by a quick "OMW" from the Carpathia, one presumes)