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