Posted February 17, 2017 - 04:35 AM
Let's see what the results are, and if you want to add comments, go ahead.
Posted February 17, 2017 - 07:59 AM
"Life Must Go On; Whether You 'LIKE' It or 'NOT'..." ~ Emi
Posted February 17, 2017 - 08:00 AM
I'm with Puppi. It depends on what I'm writing. In texts, emails, or messaging with friends, I write any variation of lol, LOL, LMAO, etc. If I'm writing a story, I describe the laughter. I will very rarely write "ha ha ha" or something like that, unless the character actually said it.
"Ha. Ha. You're so funny." I rolled my eyes.
I erupted in laughter. The joke wasn't that funny, but the look on his face was priceless.
John's body shook with silent laughter.
He covered his mouth with his hand, trying to suppress a giggle.
If I am writing texts or emails that a character sent, then I will use text speak or the appropriate informal language.
Posted February 17, 2017 - 05:47 PM
I'll use hahaha when i'm talking in my voice in the forums and such, but not as a writer. I never use LOL style abbreviations - they became a thing when I was teenager, and I can't help but associate them with the jerks at our school who would use them in actual conversation.
Posted February 17, 2017 - 06:02 PM
As an aside, I have a son who says LOL in conversations, but he's not laughing when he says it. He uses it to indicate he's amused.
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