Ladies and gentlemen,
It has come to our attention that many of our fans are not aware of the definition of the word LOL. As we are a "comedy" brand, we find this deeply unsettling, and seek to rectify this gross misunderstanding in this very article. To that end, please find a comprehensive definition below, as well as a variety of contextual uses and a complimentary "dos and don'ts" guide.
A contraction of the phrase 'laughing out loud', used to punctuate / react to the relaying of amusing statements, anecdotes.
E.G. "Did you see that thread of Love Actually / Smash Mouth tweets Comedy Central did on Twitter on Thursday? LOL"
Also a contraction of the phrase 'laughing out loud', active laughter caused by hearing of / experiencing something of amusement.
E.G. "OMG just saw that thread of Love Actually / Smash Mouth tweets Comedy Central did on Twitter on Thursday. LOLing so hard rn."
DOS AND DON'TS
DO: Use in text messaging.
DON'T: Attempt to use IRL, people will avoid you like the plague.
DO: Use to alleviate the pressure in stressful situations / conversations.
DON'T: Use at a funeral, or during the diagnosis of an incurable disease.
DO: Look at this gallery of the 75 funniest pics on the internet this week.