A Movie Called ‘LOL’ — This Expression Must Die

A remake of the 2008 French film, ‘LOL: Laughing Out Loud,’ is in the works, and I’m not laughing.  You might be surprised to discover that my problem with the film has nothing to do with Miley Cyrus as the lead, but rather, the use of this ridiculous expression in the title.  Yes, I am a child of an online generation, in which there are insane abbreviations for just about everything.  But I draw a serious line in the sand at LOL.  First of all, are you actually laughing out loud?  Second, why not just write “hah”?  Isn’t that simply more accurate?  I also don’t understand why men are so freely using such an effeminate expression.  Next they will start writing “Tee-Hee-Hee.”  Hopefully this blog will help eliminate this horrific pop-culture staple.  A giant leap for mankind from The Dishmaster.

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