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A Definitive Ranking Of Ways To Laugh On The Internet

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LOL IS DEAD. Long live ‘haha’.

New figures from Facebook show that ‘LOL’ is falling out of favour as a way of expressing laughter online – less than 2% of people use it, with 51.4% preferring a simple ‘haha’.

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So how DO you laugh on the internet? Here’s a definitive ranking of ways to do so. The ranking is official and final.

11. The ‘crying laughing’ emoji

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The internet has taken agin to this in a big way. Stay away if you don’t want its wrath to come down upon you.

10. ROFLMAO

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What it means: Rolling On the Floor Laughing My Ass Off

Who has the TIME to type out all letters in the proper order they come in? Please.

9. Roflcopter/lollercoaster

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Maybe this was cool when you were on MSN Messenger in 2004. But not now.

8. ROFL

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What it means: Rolling On the Floor Laughing

Are you though? ARE YOU?

7. PMSL

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What it means: Pissing Myself Laughing

Are you actually pissing yourself laughing? Mate, you might need to see someone about that.

6. LMAO

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What it means: Laughing My Ass Off

See above. (Also, you read it like El-Maow, don’t you.)

5. lolz

Somehow less acceptable than a straight LOL. That ‘z’, man.

4. lol

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In our opinion, this is still a perfectly serviceable way to laugh on the internet. But still, are you really laughing out loud?

3. HAHAHAHAHHAHA

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Slightly deranged, but at least it indicates some genuine humour.

2. hehe

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There’s something sort of sly about this that we like. Hehehehehe.

1. haha

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Simple, honest, and really the best way of going about things. Long live ‘haha’.

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