How old are you? 30? Are you 45? Maybe 51? Do you think you’re old? Too old? Too old for the internet? Well, I am 27. I barely deal with all those new things, like social networks. I try at least. I started “internetting” in 1997. I wasn’t an early bird, but it was different back then though. Communication was different.
Now. Even my most conservative friends are LOLling around. Some even LMAOing and ROFLing. I understand that. You could rather say “Oh dear, that was funny. You wont believe, but I am laughing my ARM off.” Or so. Thats too long, I know. Todays conversations are rather short. Some even make it monosyllabic. “Yes!”, “No”, “Aww”. Sometimes I feel a bit uncomfortable, when I talk my head off with 7458 words, that I try to put together in the best way. I should not.
Language is so interesting and so nice, but it changed online. I lost track. I know, what LOL is, but what the hell is a LOLtard? Huh? I asked my dictionary. Leo is fit, normally, but Leo does not know. I asked Google. “Define: LOLtard” Nothing. A tard. A tard. What’s a tard? A tart is someone, who comes too late often (Leo). Aha! A LOLtard must be someone, who may don’t get the joke and laughs his ARM off later. One hour maybe or on the next morning. Good. Some combining and searching and you get the sense. Took some time.
I don’t have the time to get the sense of all these words. Searching. Combining. Thats science almost. BUT, always when (almost) science comes in our way, we have the chance to look it up. Lexicon, dictionaries, Wikipedia. There’s a directory for nearly everything. Most of them in the web, of course. Since it is easier to publish this way. Now you guess what I am going to tell.
There’s a dictionary, that the world, especially I, have been waiting for. Urban Dictionary. You find all, ALL, terms of modern internet speak there. So if I don’t know a word, I go there, look it up, shake my head, write it down and appeal with that on the next internet chat or tweet or any other publication. Urban Dictionary is made by normal internet users. Thats why you find a big range of terms, even the most odd words, insider jokes and abbreviations. Useful isn’t it? Bookmarked.
Oh, and I looked up LOLtard there.
A lamer that overuses LOL, and it’s derivatives, after almost every comment, which are almost exclusively non-humorous.
“That lamer, BJ, LMAOs & LOLs about everything. What a loltard!”
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