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OOPS, BIG BOO BOO ! ! !

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iliana
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0 posted 01-12-2004 03:58 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for iliana

Note to readers:  The other night I became very curious about a comment, "your lol cracks me up."  Next I noticed postings of lol, ROTFWL, RWL and the sort at the beginnings of posts and really did not understand the meaning.  I had always posted lol at the end of something thinking I was saying "lots of love."  My 14-year-old corrected me, explaining that "things aren't the same now as when you were young!"  And so, I have apologies to make -- blame it on the generation gap and my lack of web chatting experience!!!

OOPS, BIG BOO BOO ! ! !

as a novice i began posting poetry on a whim,
enjoying reading and sweet replies,
and sometimes wondering with my eyes,
when i'd read LOL near front of lines.

i had always thought it meant
lots of love to a friend --
LOL the acronym -- I was real sure.
But one night I saw more.
Didn't know what ROTFWL stood for.

so i questioned my computer whiz,
"explain to me what LOL is?"
Response by him was like a wack
and really set my ego back --
then we had a ROTF laugh!

"mom," he said, "you're getting old!
LOL, mom, i could have told
means Laughing Out Loud;
you really blew it with those folks you're after;
all your Love notes really meant Laughter!"

"oh no," i screached, "what an error!"
"this is awful, my gosh, oh terror!"
LOL many times I'd written,
apparently I need be forgiven.

so i'm writing now for sorry's sake
because I made a grave misstake.
when i really meant Lots Of Love to you
i probably broke a heart or two.

forgive me if i'm out of step.
the times and years've upon me crept.
now i see that all things change.
in future times, i shall refrain
from Laughing Out Loud in all the wrong places.
  


Iliana

[This message has been edited by iliana (01-12-2004 12:25 PM).]

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Professor Gloom
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1 posted 01-12-2004 05:12 AM       View Profile for Professor Gloom   Email Professor Gloom   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Professor Gloom's Home Page   View IP for Professor Gloom

Nice little poem,
And is something I can understand.
The shortening of the language for the sake of speed
Is not something I care for aiding,
Unless we all want to become eecummings style poets.
Call it resistance to change
I would like to believe it a stable language
But realize it isn’t.

Gloom
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2 posted 01-12-2004 06:02 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Even through your explanation your poetic skills show through.  Very well done.
ice
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3 posted 01-12-2004 06:45 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

ROFLMAO.....Oh boy, I am glad I am not the only one who is weak in computer language...I have an eighth grade computer wiz that helps me with cyber language..
Love the poem, iliana.....:-)
_______ice
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4 posted 01-12-2004 08:30 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Oh boy do I understand this!
And know what?
Whenever you signed my posts lol...
I knew you meant lots of love!
Hugs~

    In the midst of winter..
I found there lives within me,
    an invincible summer.

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5 posted 01-12-2004 09:22 AM       View Profile for Ratleader   Email Ratleader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ratleader's Home Page   View IP for Ratleader

ROTFCFALMFAO!!!!

~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>   ~~(¸¸¸¸ºº>  ~~(¸¸ ¸¸ºº>    ~~~(¸¸ER¸¸ºº>
______________Ratleader______________

Marge Tindal
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6 posted 01-12-2004 09:35 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Iliana~
This is soooooooo cute ... and having just received an email from an overseas friend, asking me to help her understand the shortcuts of the Internet language, I shall send her this link.
She will simply ROTFWL (roll on the floor with laughter)

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram
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Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 01-12-2004 10:05 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

iliana
This is a lovely poem and LOL can be taken either way as far as I'm concerned.
Copperbell
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8 posted 01-12-2004 10:13 AM       View Profile for Copperbell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Copperbell

hahahahaha....I can so relate with this too.I also have needed a young interpreter...and I'm not that old!
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9 posted 01-12-2004 02:03 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

iliana, I understand this completely. I have no idea what some people are saying with their little sayings. In fact, I thought that LOL meant Lots Of Laughter. Now, I find out that when I think I'm saying Lots Of Laughter, I'm really saying Laughing Out Loud? ahahahahaha!!  I can only imagine what somepeople think when I put that in a post. PIP was the first on-line community that I had ever posted on too.

So, does ROFL really mean "Rolling On Floor Laughing"??  
ahahahahha  

By the way, thanks for all the "Lots Of Love" that you put on my poems.
Hugs  
Ethel
choshi
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10 posted 01-12-2004 02:08 PM       View Profile for choshi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for choshi

I had always posted lol at the end of something thinking I was saying "lots of love."

Iliana,  Truthfully, I so much prefer your translation....~C
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11 posted 01-12-2004 02:16 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

ROFLMBO,,,,TYVM FOR SUCH A FUNNY POEM! GLIL,,,
MICHELLE
LOL

I wish all could find the true happiness I have found,,in the eyes of Mike

McLean
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12 posted 01-12-2004 02:24 PM       View Profile for McLean   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for McLean

This is so great!  ^5

~McLean
nothing
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13 posted 01-12-2004 02:29 PM       View Profile for nothing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nothing

hehe, funny because I've been through that too =D

Making sense is overrated
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14 posted 01-12-2004 05:12 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL... I can SO relate... this is great! *S*
Bonnie j
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15 posted 01-12-2004 05:25 PM       View Profile for Bonnie j   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bonnie j

Know what you mean. Had to find an internet site that had Internet slang. Always have to refer back to it.
What did Ratleader say????????LOL
Bon
GG
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16 posted 01-12-2004 08:46 PM       View Profile for GG   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GG

Rotflol
the first time I ever entered a chat room I had to learn the basics, lol and wb.. from there pretty much just had to figure them out
like... GMTA, NM, JK, AFAIK, BTW, BRB, IMHO, BBL, BBS, BBIAM, IRL......

thats a start... lol ..but we all learn sometime.

Always, Alyssa

He was a man of sorrows
...I am a girl of tears.

Titia Geertman
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17 posted 01-12-2004 09:06 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Hi Iliana, the friend Marge is talking about is me LOL, being Dutch I never knew what they were saying, same with the :-), never dared to reply that way, because I was scared that I would say something bad.

Bonnie J, where's that internet site gal, I NEED IT BADLY

Marge, thank you sis for sending me this link.

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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18 posted 01-12-2004 09:20 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun


LOL!!!!
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19 posted 01-12-2004 09:28 PM       View Profile for Serra_Avatar   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Serra_Avatar

lol, its aight. I'm 17 and I donno some of those either.*sad huh* LOL, I gotta show that to some of my friends if you don't mind.I never thought I'd see a poem written about "lol"
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20 posted 01-13-2004 10:59 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

Cool!

So, does this mean that when folks refer to me as SOB they mean Senior On Broadband?


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21 posted 01-13-2004 11:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Could be, icebox...something similar to SOS...SENIOR ON SOAPBOX!
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22 posted 01-13-2004 12:47 PM       View Profile for Pilgrimage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pilgrimage

Absolutely. Me too.  I've scratched my head and wondered what in the world people were saying.  And felt like an idiot to ask, too, but how else can I find out? This is a cute post.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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23 posted 01-13-2004 01:03 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

this is so great! I really did enjoy this read today!
iliana
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24 posted 01-13-2004 02:21 PM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

Everyone -- thank you all for your posts and funny comments.  I really appreciate all of you very much and it makes me feel better I'm not the only one who doesn't always understand?  For instance, I have no idea what RatLeader said up there in his post!
 
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