Here is a question. Which is a more offensive word: lol or fuck?
Fuck is pretty bad as swearwords go. I wouldn’t say it in front of my mother, for example.
But lol is far, far worse; I have watched people type lol and not even crack a smile. And speaking of cracks, lmao is even worse. Has the internet made people forget how to laugh? When I see lol it makes me think of someone sitting in a (brown) chair, with their head looking like it is too heavy for their neck, dribbling onto their cardigan.
And as if typing it isn’t bad enough, I imagine people will start saying “lol” soon. But they probably won’t be laughing out loud as they do, so they will be liars.
I really can’t emphasise how much I think people who use lol have lost use of their higher brain function.
Other opinions welcome; I am reconciled to the fact that I am alone on this one.