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A Definitive Ranking Of Ways To Laugh On The Internet


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.


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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.


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What it means: Rolling On the Floor Laughing

Are you though? ARE YOU?


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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.


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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 Windowsace Windowsace

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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