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Bloody_Dagger
2007-07-13, 10:39 PM
Sadly, I have used so much of this online chat speak I have begun to speak it in real life. Much more then once I will think the word lol, and one time I actually said it out loud :smallconfused: I have even almost said the word "rofl" (I pronounce "roffle" >.>) Anyways, has this happened to anyone else?

Hell Puppi
2007-07-13, 10:40 PM
I have said 'lol' irl. I have also said 'irl' irl.
It kinda makes you stop and think about how much game playing you're doing....

Ego Slayer
2007-07-13, 10:43 PM
Yes, I have said "lol" in this "real life" you speak of. Mind you, it was entirely intentional.

Madmal
2007-07-13, 10:45 PM
I have also said it, and intentional...but i still prefer my good, old, psychotic laughter...:smallbiggrin:

Krimm_Blackleaf
2007-07-13, 10:48 PM
Good god, no.

Nomrom
2007-07-13, 10:49 PM
Yeah, I've said these before, but it was completely on purpose, since I don't even usually use them online.

B-Man
2007-07-13, 10:52 PM
Heh. This thread title makes me chuckle. Yes, I say 'Lol' IRL, but only when I'm being sarcastic... which is often... so I say 'lol' often. Though, it's always spelt out.

Vonriel
2007-07-13, 10:53 PM
While I don't recall ever having said it myself, I do recall this one guy who would mockingly spell it out. Also, some of my friends had taken to using pwnd (pronounced as loaned, with the obvious replacement of l for p) in regular conversation the last year or two of high school.

The Vorpal Tribble
2007-07-13, 10:59 PM
While I don't recall ever having said it myself, I do recall this one guy who would mockingly spell it out.
Thats about the closest I've ever gotten. Otherwise I'd have to hope my tongue would fall out so I could run over it a few times with a Transformer shaped as a steamroller.

FdL
2007-07-13, 11:06 PM
I'm going to bring the "it's not a word" angle. :p

Syka
2007-07-13, 11:35 PM
No. But in an attempt to say, "I fell lol" the guy I'm dating accidently typed "I feel lol" which prompted me to prompty save that for posterity. :smallbiggrin:

Cheers,
Syka

Siwenna
2007-07-13, 11:46 PM
I haven't, and I dislike it when people use online slang in real life. This past year there was a kid in my spanish class who would do that all the time. lol, pwnd, everything. He and I got along horribly, but not because of his usage of lol in regular conversation, though that added to his overall annoying-ness

Amotis
2007-07-13, 11:54 PM
I use it to show that I am lame.

"lolz, I split sauce on my shirt."

"ow, I hit myself, lolz."

Lemur
2007-07-14, 12:06 AM
I'm going to bring the "it's not a word" angle. :p

It is now! *waves hand*

People probably said the same thing about "okay" back in the day. Butchering language just makes it tastier.

Edit: Er, anyway, to answer the question, yes I have, but only when discussing Internet slang with a linguistics professor. Does that count?

In any case, I've definitely used the word "pwn" and its variations numerous times in conversation.

Cpt. Sqweky
2007-07-14, 12:14 AM
No, I have not, nor will I ever. I have, however heard someone else say it. (Only once fortunately) but they spelled it out rather than pronounced it as a word. I have, however, very unfortunately met a group of guys who constantly would use "roxxorz" and "suxxorz" as real words in place of "rocks" and "sucks". ugh.

Vespe Ratavo
2007-07-14, 12:17 AM
When me and my friends are messing around, we occasionally say it.

This is, of course, after we are totally high on sugar and caffeine. I never say it in "serious" conversatyions.

Xuincherguixe
2007-07-14, 12:22 AM
tempting to do so intentionally. But only if no one else does :P

AslanCross
2007-07-14, 12:36 AM
I picked it up from my students. :smallsigh: My brother and I usually use it to show condescension.

dungeon_munky
2007-07-14, 01:07 AM
I say it with a perfectly straight face, usually resulting in laughter of those around me. Come to think of it, I haven't said it for months. I never use it while chatting either though, I'm a fan of "haha"

reorith
2007-07-14, 01:17 AM
i say lol lawl, jk, brb, and desu multiple times a day

Shadic
2007-07-14, 01:19 AM
I say "lawl," to my friends when I'm joking around, but never really to anybody that I don't know, or to somebody who wouldn't appreciate it.

And sometimes I say "wtf," when I'm not really in the position to say the uh... stronger variation.

Funny though, because I never use either of those online.

DarkLightDragon
2007-07-14, 01:25 AM
I occasionally say "lol" or "lawl", but not very often and only on purpose.

Death, your friend the Reaper
2007-07-14, 01:25 AM
Our head boy uses it all the time at our school, so it's a tad of an in joke.

"rofl" is a also much commonly used one I am sad to report.

Artemician
2007-07-14, 01:44 AM
Yes. All the time, in fact.

Last_resort_33
2007-07-14, 02:16 AM
Only ever intentionally.

Whenever my boss recieves an email from someone who is talking rubbish he will announce to the office "Double-you tee eff mate!"

Destro_Yersul
2007-07-14, 02:35 AM
Only when I'm being silly and/or sarcastic.

though I do use "pwnd" sometimes. And "sauce" has become a suffix. ie "lamesauce" "awesomesauce" "weaksauce"

win and "wtf" are also occasionally used.

Serpentine
2007-07-14, 02:50 AM
"Double-you tee eff mate!"
This is the only acceptable usage of wtf. And you have to have seen the cartoon.
Oh, and I usually figure "pwned" would be pronounced "porned"... er, "pawned".
>.>

Rawhide
2007-07-14, 03:28 AM
Oh, and I usually figure "pwned" would be pronounced "porned"... er, "pawned".
>.>

I pronounce it "powned", like owned with a p in front.

EDIT: In my mind as I read it, I don't actually say it aloud.

Shadow of the Sun
2007-07-14, 03:34 AM
I pronounce it 'pooned', as in Welsh 'w' has the same pronunciation as 'oo.' Thus cwm (which means valley) would be pronounced 'Koom.'

SDF
2007-07-14, 03:44 AM
I pronounce it "powned", like owned with a p in front.

This is the correct way. I hate to use internet lingo in real conversations. I do not even like to use contractions.

Vuzzmop
2007-07-14, 04:12 AM
The idiots on the bus do it all the time. I don't even do it on the internet. I'm not going to start ranting about it, I just think it's stupid to use language made to make texting easier for vocal use. Even if it is slang.

BooBooSpooki
2007-07-14, 04:15 AM
Yes...

... Accidentally :smallredface:

WhatIsGravity
2007-07-14, 04:32 AM
"Lol" is a generic reply that can fit in any situation. You know you're losing the conversation when the other party says "lol".

-I caught this huge fish at the lake yesterday.
-Lol.

-Check out this new skateboard I modded.
-Lol.

-Please enter your PIN number.
-Lol.

The possibilities are endless.

Narmoth
2007-07-14, 05:11 AM
No. Never ever use any internet-abbreviations. And very few smileys. :smallcool: Have some friends that use it in spoken conversation, and I have promiced them an encounter with a barlog if they ever say it when we play AD&D with me as DM

Zweanslord
2007-07-14, 05:34 AM
Of course I have said the word lol in real life. I am dutch, and lol is a dutch word, so naturally I have used it. Translated in english, lol means fun.

Cyborg Pirate
2007-07-14, 05:37 AM
Of course I have said the word lol in real life. I am dutch, and lol is a dutch word, so naturally I have used it. Translated in english, lol means fun.

Damn, I was hoping to get to be the first to mention that :smalltongue:

But indeed. I too use lol quite often, considering it's actually a word in dutch and it means 'fun'.

Nerzi
2007-07-14, 05:43 AM
Yes, when mercilessly mocking a number of very geeky friends of mine who do actually use it (or even worse 'lolz'/lolzer' as well as 'roffle' and other horrible internet abreviations) in real life, which I often tell them off for. But myself I've never been tempted to use it in normal conversations ever because that would be extremely sad.

Artemician
2007-07-14, 06:07 AM
I was going to comment on how so many people on this thread are on ridiculously high horses, but on hindsight I think i'll keep quiet.

Mirin
2007-07-14, 06:52 AM
Sure, when playing.
I type it a lot, I tried not to pronounce it at all at first, especially not as lame joke. Yet I started to "lol" in teamspeak, cause really everbody does, and that rubs off on you.
I got used to others using it.
I still rather try to snicker convincingly into my micro, but others prefer to show their amusement by loling. It's ok.

I do find it stupid to use lol when *not* sitting in front of a computer, though.
When I hear someone pronouncing "lol" in the movies, at the bus-stop, in the snack bar, instead of just smiling, it's hard not to feel contempt. But probably that's just me being arrogant. If my friends would lol all day long, it's pretty certain I would start loling myself.

Serpentine
2007-07-14, 07:23 AM
I pronounce it 'pooned', as in Welsh 'w' has the same pronunciation as 'oo.' Thus cwm (which means valley) would be pronounced 'Koom.'
Damn Welsh. Next time you're playing Sale of the Century, buy yourselves some bloody vowels why doncha?!

bosssmiley
2007-07-14, 07:47 AM
The geek contingent in my workplace use "lulz" sarcastically and (to our undying shame) "rofl" almost without awareness. We're thinking of having a 'rofl box' that people have to drop a into whenever they use the phrase. Strange how such a total intarblag-ism has passed into everyday conversational English almost without anyone questioning it. Damn you memes!

"Laugh? I rofled my @rse off mate!"

Tom_Violence
2007-07-14, 08:21 AM
No. But in an attempt to say, "I fell lol" the guy I'm dating accidently typed "I feel lol" which prompted me to prompty save that for posterity. :smallbiggrin:

Cheers,
Syka

You're dating a guy?! That's so cool!

As for the original question, no. Sadly my friends go outside far too often to appreciate the irony.

Miraqariftsky
2007-07-14, 08:29 AM
In the Philippines, "lol" is a contraction of "ulol", meaning "crazy" or "out-of-your-mind".

Sean92k
2007-07-14, 09:11 AM
Damn Welsh. Next time you're playing Sale of the Century, buy yourselves some bloody vowels why doncha?!Sigging:smallbiggrin:

I do it all the time irl. Its kinda sad but its catching on >:). Lol and owned though nothing else.

purple gelatinous cube o' Doom
2007-07-14, 09:28 AM
That would have to be a negative for me. In fact, I don't even use shorthand while online.

Warshrike
2007-07-14, 10:03 AM
Lol
Lawl
Lawlz
Rofl
Lmao
j00
noob
1337
pwn
pwnt
ownt
Zomg
lmfao(Lem-Fay-Oe)

All of these and more has Warshrike used in Meatlife conversation. As well as calling Meatlife 'Meatlife', and some popular Interwebs thingies... Can I get a LEEEEEROOOOOYYY??

Fallon
2007-07-14, 10:03 AM
My best friend and her sister and I use internet slang very jokingly, especially adding xors to random things. Otherwise I don't use it, unless I'm actually online. But I don't use lol, I use laff and it's mostly shorthand I've picked up while playing Slothmud, of which I am the youngest player at 19. Handy for when you need to type quickly, but otherwise only for fun.

Zephra
2007-07-14, 10:23 AM
I have never even typed it. I deem it to be below me. :smalltongue:

But seriously, I haven't. Instead, I type hahahah, hee hee hee, and sometimes, tee hee.

I'm da Rogue!
2007-07-14, 11:22 AM
"Lol" is a generic reply that can fit in any situation. You know you're losing the conversation when the other party says "lol".

-I caught this huge fish at the lake yesterday.
-Lol.

-Check out this new skateboard I modded.
-Lol.

-Please enter your PIN number.
-Lol.


So true...

Warshrike
2007-07-14, 11:42 AM
My best friend and her sister and I use internet slang very jokingly, especially adding xors to random things. Otherwise I don't use it, unless I'm actually online. But I don't use lol, I use laff and it's mostly shorthand I've picked up while playing Slothmud, of which I am the youngest player at 19. Handy for when you need to type quickly, but otherwise only for fun.

And of this, I am now the youngest player, at 16 :P

Hushdawg
2007-07-14, 11:45 AM
The closest I've ever gotten is in conversation only with close friends where I started using a phrase in thick southern drawl "Well that's a big ol' W-T-F good buddy." (where WTF is pronounced "Dubya tee eff")

Otherwise I'd probably spray someone in the face with acid if I heard internet abbreviations in real life.

There are probably a dozen internet terms that I even use online:
LOL
ROFL
ROFLMAO
WTF
OMG
...

hmm...

okay so there are five...

anything else makes me want to go stabbity.

Hushdawg
2007-07-14, 11:47 AM
As well as calling Meatlife 'Meatlife', and some popular Interwebs thingies... Can I get a LEEEEEROOOOOYYY??

See, anytime I see someone shouting "LEROY" I think of Berry Gordy's "The Last Dragon"

Akaziel
2007-07-14, 12:28 PM
In the Philippines, "lol" is a contraction of "ulol", meaning "crazy" or "out-of-your-mind".

So true.

I actually say "LOLZ" occasionally. It freaks people out. Seriously.

Thexare Blademoon
2007-07-14, 12:36 PM
I have not.

My 37 year old mother has.

This annoys me.

Warshrike
2007-07-14, 12:41 PM
I have not.

My 37 year old mother has.

This annoys me.

And as I sit here, reading, it is too cold/I'm too sick to laugh... So I says to myself, I says "Heh... Lol..."

Amotis
2007-07-14, 03:23 PM
Damn you memes!

If we're talking about meme's in general then I'm guilty of that to the limit reached degree. They drop in my conversations too much to be healthy. Which is really quite bad considering almost all internet humor is inside joke material that leaves the real world lost in it's complicity stupidity.

Fax Celestis
2007-07-14, 03:26 PM
I say "zomg" in real life. Pronounced "zaumgh".

Aramil Liadon
2007-07-14, 03:28 PM
Yes, although only in a few specific situations. To scare off the cool kids, mockingly, and as a joke. Same with 'roffles my/your woffles'

Some other ones, though, I use a bit more. Pwnd can be useful among the geeks playing Smash Bros.

faerwain
2007-07-14, 03:39 PM
Not myself, but some time ago some company(Vodafone?:smallconfused: ) made a TV ad with scenes of people talking that way(Like a female punk getting a rat from her friend answering with a happy "t-h-x").

The best scene actually was 2 guys at a bar, clapping each other shoulders laughing, eclaiming "LOL!""LOL!!" while the barkeeper watches them confused with raised eyebrows.

In this context, it was rather amusing.

Dib
2007-07-14, 03:42 PM
I said it accidentally once... and always say it in my head...

MethodicalMeat
2007-07-14, 05:46 PM
I say "rofflecopter" form time to time.

Bloody_Dagger
2007-07-14, 07:56 PM
I almost accidently said lmao (Lam-Fao, yes that's how I pronounce it :smallannoyed: ) in real life.

Tom_Violence
2007-07-14, 09:09 PM
I say "rofflecopter" form time to time.

What's a rofflecopter? I want one.

sealemon
2007-07-14, 10:44 PM
I've said all of the follwing in real life, but only to embarass my teenage stepdaughter/annoy my wife:

1. LOL (spelled out)
2. WTF (spelled out)
3. OMG ("")
4. Pwn'ed (Pronounced as a cross between pawned and poned),
5. "semicolon, dash, right parenthesis"

AslanCross
2007-07-15, 12:30 AM
What's a rofflecopter? I want one.

Rofflecopters raiding Vietnam. They're quite deadly.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/AslanCross/Misc%20Pics/roflcoptersapocalypse.gif

Castaras
2007-07-15, 03:41 AM
*Raises hand*

Many times. I'm not as bad as I used to be, but I still occasionally say the dreaded "LOL".

I more commonly say "wtf", but still not that common.

Said rofl a few times. Said Roflmao quite a few times as well.

Gah, I spend too much time on the computer. :smalltongue:

Warshrike
2007-07-15, 03:56 AM
There's a place APART from the computer??

Castaras
2007-07-15, 04:23 AM
Yeah, amazing eh? You'd never have thought there was something other than the computer. :smallamused:

Exachix
2007-07-15, 04:29 AM
There's a place APART from the computer??

Speak heresy not foul creature. Take back that comment or thoust shallst be slain upon the winds with the fire of eternal being.

((:smalltongue:))

I may have done... but only to aid the search of lolcakes.

Warshrike
2007-07-15, 05:11 AM
My god... The world just expanded so much... heresy... Overwhelms me... I shall look into this place, this place you say is NOT a computer...

[ ( O ) ] . [ ( O ) ]

And incase your wondering, they're square eyes, no glasses.

Mysticaloctopus
2007-07-15, 07:00 AM
CASTARAS! Prepare yourself for Doom!

See, my... what's the collective noun for geeks? I'm thinking that perhaps, 'collective' is about right for mine, given our tendancy to hivemind. Oh well, my collective plays the game. I guess that internet amusements in the real world are about the same as internetisms.

Castaras
2007-07-15, 07:10 AM
CASTARAS! Prepare yourself for Doom!

See, my... what's the collective noun for geeks? I'm thinking that perhaps, 'collective' is about right for mine, given our tendancy to hivemind. Oh well, my collective plays the game. I guess that internet amusements in the real world are about the same as internetisms.

:smallbiggrin:

Another one falls prey to the Game. :smalltongue:

The Prince of Cats
2007-07-15, 07:42 AM
To veer toward the original topic; I have never done so, but I have a friend who has done from time to time. Just in casual conversation, he has responded 'rofl' (to rhyme with waffle) when I cracked a particularly witty joke and 'I LOLed' when thinking back to an amusing incident. To be fair, he also performed an entire verse of a (comedy) song in L337... It was a lovesong about being a geek in love with a 'normal' girl.

This is the same friend who (now I think about it) has called me 'PoC' (rhymes with rock) for quite a while. Sadly, being in game-design, I see the letters PoC referring to 'Proof of Concept' all too often...

Akaziel
2007-07-15, 08:11 AM
Eep! I said "LOLZ" again! I think it might be my catchphrase, as soon as I outgrow "Oh, really?"

DarkLightDragon
2007-07-15, 08:22 AM
I said "noob" a few hours ago :smallsigh:

RAGE KING!
2007-07-15, 03:25 PM
i lost the game...


yes i say lol in real life, but i also enjoy seeing what new retarded form of laughter i can come up with...heh heheheheheheh he kikikikiki cackle hack choke

Jalor
2007-07-15, 07:17 PM
I very rarely say "lol", and I spell it out when I do. I do tend to call people n00bs in real life. I also somehow got all my friends speaking 1337, and writing in it as well.

reorith
2007-07-15, 11:05 PM
i also say "___ yeah seaking!" a lot.

Alleine
2007-07-15, 11:33 PM
Unfortunately yes, I have. I don't like to say it though, it may have been kinda amusing the first time, but lost anything it had after that. I don't think I ever said it in seriousness though.

I have, however, said rofl(roffle) on occasion in conjunction with waffle. FTW too, spelled out and saying 'For The Win!' though I rarely do. Internet lingo just doesn't work well out of the computer I so fondly love.

Also, if I ever hear someone say 'lmao' I swear I'll rip their tongue out and bludgeon them to death with it.

Yiel
2007-07-15, 11:43 PM
*snip*

Also, if I ever hear someone say 'lmao' I swear I'll rip their tongue out and bludgeon them to death with it.

When would you like me to deliver your victims?

Nomrom
2007-07-15, 11:55 PM
I don't see why people get so angry over other people using them in real life. I say these things all the time. I've probably said just about every thing mentioned in this thread. I'm not being serious, I just think it's funny. I mean, I don't even type them. I use them more in real life than I do in the internet.

Warshrike
2007-07-16, 12:31 AM
To me it's just another form of Slang. And I'll be honest: It pisses me off a lot less than certain other speech forms in English. I'm looking at you, hip hop genre.

I won the Game once. And then you lost it for me. Thanks. I also spread it to my entire school. mwahahaha.

Sye216
2007-07-16, 12:27 PM
Looking at all these people, I realize I probably say stuff like this the absolute most in real life.

1. lol (Lawl)
2. rofl (Roffle)
3. wtf (Spelled out)
4. stfu (Stiffoo)
5. omg (Spelled out)
6. zomg (Pronounced as such)
7. pwned (Poned)

There's probably more, but I can't think of them off the top of my head. I spend WAAAAAAY too much time on the computer. :smallamused:

FdL
2007-07-16, 12:34 PM
I think I've used the word FAQ a couple of times. The problem is how similar the pronunciation* is to a more popular taboo word...

*using spanish phonology (in case you were wondering)

North
2007-07-16, 12:38 PM
Yeah ive used lol,omg and zomg a couple times. Hey i type the way I talk and sometimes it goes the other way too

Saithis Bladewing
2007-07-16, 01:45 PM
I've used them all in jest at various times.

Indon
2007-07-16, 04:34 PM
This is the same friend who (now I think about it) has called me 'PoC' (rhymes with rock) for quite a while. Sadly, being in game-design, I see the letters PoC referring to 'Proof of Concept' all too often...

When I see "PoC" I think of "Point of Contact".

But, yeah. I've used "Pwned" and "Zoyourgod!" (Generally in echo to someone saying "Zomygod!") in a tongue-in-cheek manner. My soul flinches a little when I hear 'lol' or 'rofl' pronounced, even in jest, though.

RAGE KING!
2007-07-16, 07:17 PM
he he soul flinching...it makes my evilness happy...*sigh* =)



i like the terms rofflecopter, lmaolauncher, and there was something else but i never say that one...it was loller or sumfin' like that.

ForzaFiori
2007-07-16, 08:14 PM
i havn't said lol, but i do say "lulz". like as in i did something compleatly stupid for the lulz. i use pwn all the time, and something being uber1337 is usually in my speach.

Em Blackleaf
2007-07-16, 08:23 PM
yes, I have in fact said "lol," "omg," and wtf?" in real life.

It was intentional and I was bored. :smallbiggrin:

0wca
2007-07-17, 05:46 PM
Sadly, I have used so much of this online chat speak I have begun to speak it in real life. Much more then once I will think the word lol, and one time I actually said it out loud :smallconfused: I have even almost said the word "rofl" (I pronounce "roffle" >.>) Anyways, has this happened to anyone else?

Sadly enough i've said it quite a few times ..:smalleek:

Lan parties don't count right? :smallredface:

Namaste123
2007-07-18, 11:19 AM
I am slightly horrified to say this, but yes, I have accidentally slipped out a "lol" in real life. :smalleek:

Crystall_Myr
2007-07-18, 06:49 PM
Only as a joke. I don't ever use them seriously, online or otherwise. In place of "lol", I use "Heh.".

Death Giant
2007-08-17, 07:31 AM
yes i did dude

I'm da Rogue!
2007-08-17, 07:41 AM
O.o thread necromancer :smallamused:

Scatman
2007-08-17, 09:21 AM
Once.
Just once

Otherwise, no.
I have used "PWNED" in real life previously.

Pyro
2007-08-17, 11:38 AM
I think I have a couple times, but I don't use lol in IM conversations anymore, so it'll probably never happen again.

torrent
2007-08-17, 11:56 AM
i have a few times

valadil
2007-08-17, 12:26 PM
Thankfully, no. And I hate it when people do say lol mid conversation. I have used t3h (pronounced as tech minus the k sound) and pwnz0r, but only in jest.

I did however call someone a newb when he ran in front of my car, and I absolutely meant it. It was hilarious in a sad way. I also have a habit of yelling Leroy Jenkins when I rush into traffic after nobody let me in for a couple minutes.

Cruxador
2007-08-17, 03:46 PM
I, and most of the people I hang out with, indeed, just about everyone at my school who speaks English as a native language, often use pwn (pronounced like own with a p in front,) n00b, Uber (which is technically German, but still,) and similar words. LOL and OMG are considered valley-girl type things to say, and only ever used in parody or to make fun of something. (always spelled out.) t3h is just another dialect/slang way to say the (as is da) and is used as well. Rofl (rhymes with waffle) and Lmao (el-mao (mao as in Mao Zedong)) and Roflmao (put it together) are used less frequently.

We also say Asot (ass-ot) short for "a series of tubes" to mean the internet. interestingly enough, I haven't actually seen that one on the internet.

Yeril
2007-08-23, 08:07 AM
Ive said Lol and if Im feeling annoying..
lololololololololololololololololololololololololo lolololololololol!


But I know some kid who takes it too far and tries to prenounce Lmao "Lamayo" and Ty and Brb.. Teewhy! and Beearbee! hes annoying... :smallannoyed:

Maerdred
2007-08-23, 09:10 AM
The sheer number of internet speak that I have utterd aloud is staggering.. Though, it's usually on Ventrilo while playing WoW, with a group of nerds.

LOL "lawl"
WTF "Double You Tee Eff" Most times with the "Mate" added to the end. My favorite was when my mom said "What the f... does Double-You Tee Eff mean?"
OMG "Oh Emm Gee"
ZOMG "Zoh Em Gee"
ROFL "Roffle" and its cousin, "Roffle-Copter", also its redheaded stepchild "Roffle-Sauce"
Pwn "Pown"
FTW "Eff Tee Double-you" or "For the Win - Circle gets the square"
ROTFLMAO "rot-full-mao" (Mao, like Cairman Mao) I do believe I only said that to make fun of someone.

Malic
2007-08-23, 03:11 PM
I use lol, pwned, noob, choob, and hacks in real life when talking to my freind's.

Examples:
Friend: Hey.
Me: Hi
Friend: Did you here about the test today? I didn't.
Me: Lol noob. Just jokeing I can help you study if you want.

(What...I'm nice stop ooking at me like I wouldn't do that! :smalltongue:

Edit: I use Omg and zomg too. Spell out the first and say the second.

tannish2
2007-08-23, 04:45 PM
i said "lol" onece... and "pwnd"... after both i unplugged my internet for a week took my monitor cable to my grandparents house, hid my keyboard and mouse (i have a ****ty memory) and then scraped my tounge for a few minutes and i dont think noob counts anymore.... i occasionally use it. but i limit it to once per week

EvilJames
2007-08-25, 11:42 PM
only with a sense of irony or in reference to the "word" itself

otherwise no

blackout
2007-08-26, 09:52 AM
I used it once. Completely on purpose, I might add. Got alot of odd looks from my girlfriend's parents, too.

Glawackus
2007-08-26, 04:48 PM
I use it sarcastically to make fun of other people...I suppose that counts. (ex. "Isn't this so funny?" "Oh Emm Gee Ell Oh Ell It Is")

I use RL in RL, though. Which is pretty silly. :S

CrazedGoblin
2007-08-26, 05:05 PM
i know someone who says "lol" isntead of even laughing its VERY annoying :smallbiggrin:

kme
2007-08-26, 05:05 PM
lol, I said it once.And I am not even a native English speaker, lol.

Emperor Ing
2007-08-26, 05:13 PM
Ima retard! I say lol in real life all the time! :smallbiggrin:

lolzorz! (nope)

Em Blackleaf
2007-08-26, 05:29 PM
I have a friend who says "omg" and "idk" constantly. Spelling it out.
Oh, and a few people I know who always say "lol" and stuff in real life. :smallannoyed:

Jacklu
2007-08-26, 08:21 PM
I only say such things as "LOL" "PWND" "WTF" ect... in a sarcastic manner, as to mock their usage. Although I have been known to use "ROFLMAOTWSHOMGWTFBBQ" quite often. :smalltongue:

horseboy
2007-08-26, 10:16 PM
Well, to hang my head in shame:

There I was at work, flirting with a coworker. We were carrying on about shooting zombies with rocket launchers in Resident Evil or some such, when she asked me if we had something in the warehouse. I couldn't remember if it had come in or not, so turned and said: "Let me check, brb." I stopped, hung my head in shame at the realization of what I'd said, and quietly walked away.

I told my buddies about it and we all had a good laugh. After that we all started using e-slang in inside jokes.

Arqane
2007-08-26, 10:39 PM
I'm more of an old-timer for the internet slang (old-timer still being under 30). I've almost said 'Say' before a sentence, from back in the days you had to type it out every time.

Newbie's a pretty popular word, and that's straight from MUDs. My 50 year old dance students still don't think I'm a nerd, even when I call them newbies, go figure.

Dawn
2007-08-27, 10:17 AM
My friend will use chat and 1337 speak in real life just to annoy me. I think he can get away with it though. He's skipped a grade, and 4-5 years ahead of where he should be in school math.

Moff Chumley
2007-08-27, 11:53 AM
At my school, being full of geeks, 1337 is the accepted norm, but I only ever use it sarcasticaly. I have taken to saying Oh-Em-Gee-Double-You-Tee-Ef-Bee-Bee-Cue at random points in conversation I find boring.

Castaras
2007-08-27, 01:11 PM
Found out today that my brother ROFLMAOs and LMAOs...

Harold
2007-08-28, 07:45 AM
I do a lot on MSN, and stuff but in real life you don't do it because your already laughing.

Drascin
2007-08-28, 03:36 PM
Yes, yes I have. Quite repeteadly, in fact. It's a good way to convey your amusement to the other person when you don't want to do the whole laughing your ass off out loud due to some reason - ie, being in the middle of Calculus class :smallwink: - or are simply amused but don't really feel like truly laughing, which happens to me a lot, I have kind of an expressive disfunction, and actually laughing is rather hard for me, even when I do find stuff funny. I have also used other of these english-based acronyms and leetspeak-terms, such as newbie or noob, for example. None of my friends fnds it too odd, either. And we're not even native english speakers.

Haruki-kun
2007-08-29, 02:03 PM
I have said lol, lmao, brb, and pwned in real life. LOL doesn't sound so bad, but the others are like........... what the heck???

Roy666
2007-08-29, 02:05 PM
All i got to say is that my favoret breckfast ever is rofls with butter and syrup!