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26 / F / under your bed, b...
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Posted 12/4/09
do people in other countries use abriviations like lol and brb ?
i mean.. i think if they do it would be werid becuase lol means laugh out loud in english and isnt nessisarly that persons language.
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what do you all think?
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Posted 12/4/09
i think all other countries should adopt the English language as their own so the abbreviations can be universal.
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h3ntie wrote:

i think all other countries should adopt the English language as their own so the abbreviations can be universal.


well said ! XD
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26 / M / Sweden
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Well here in sweden all we computer geeks so to say. use Lol and so on. and we more hardcore geeks (hells yes!!!!) Say stuff like lmao, rofl, omg & even sometimes OMFG, z0mg etc XD and i know for a fact that they do the same in norway AND finland which makes me believe its the same in danmark. so in scandinavia we do anyway
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Posted 12/4/09
Obviously not..
Don't you know not all people know
English or have it in their writing systems/ Language..
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Posted 12/4/09
If they do use it, they probably have a general understanding of what it means.

It's the same thing as saying you're a Japanese person posting in this thread going, "Do you think Americans call sushi, sushi? Do they know what it means?"

Same deal. What else would you call sushi? Fish on rice? Of course not! You use the term most associated with it. So if they don't go "lol," they'll go, "jejejejeje," "hahahahaha," or "fufufufufufu." Or however else they deem their culture laughs.

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Posted 12/4/09
Fufufufufu?

That's a new one.
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Posted 12/4/09
I use brb or lol when I'm chatting in English, but if it's in Spanish, I type "jajaja"
Posted 12/4/09
I say lol when I'm not even laughing...

should be abbreviation for 'a brief smile....'

if something is genuinely hilarious I'll post PMSL.

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Posted 12/4/09
Stick with proper grammar? and don't use lol as a daily routine in life XD except for computers?
Posted 12/4/09

h3ntie wrote:

i think all other countries should adopt the English language as their own so the abbreviations can be universal.


i have a problem with that statement. not everyone knows the english lanuage. the only reason you see loads of abbreivated terms/slang is because americans are a bunch of lazy slobbs. they have become way to dependent on machines and hope for the machine to correct.


saroin420 wrote:


h3ntie wrote:

i think all other countries should adopt the English language as their own so the abbreviations can be universal.


well said ! XD


why would you agree with some one like that


Shohee wrote:

Stick with proper grammar? and don't use lol as a daily routine in life XD except for computers?


no one sticks to proper grammar. they expect to use the computer spell check to fix their mistakes. the computer is only as smart as the person using it. to bad the person using it is a dimwit
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Your_Typical_Friend wrote:


hope for the machine to correct.

no one sticks to proper grammar. they expect to use the computer spell check to fix their mistakes. the computer is only as smart as the person using it. to bad the person using it is a dimwit


this is a perfect example of someone who should GTFO the internet.
Anyone that mistakes textspeak for incorrect grammar is a failure
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23 / M / Sweden
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Posted 12/4/09
I know that lol and brb and other abbrs like these are used in Sweden (and USA of course), but in Japan they say "w" instead of lol. That's all I know on the subject.
Posted 12/4/09
Maybe because they aren't used to typing english, It would make it easier. I despise abbreiviations
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Yeah there are other "abbreviations" and Internet slang. For example, in Thai the number 5 represents laughing, so 5555.

In Chinese it's the opposite, 5 in Chinese is wu, so 5555 = wuwuwuwu = crying. And 8 (ba) can be used for bye (88 = bye bye).


So yeah every language has their own little things. But they aren't cool in any language.
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