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Origin of LOL, ROLF, etc[edit]

Lol started as a warcry when Gordon Brown iiv went to war with his hands up screaming "LOL!!!!!!!!!!" to freighten his enemy, the Spanish Armada.


lol ___/|\___

|    <--- Gordon Brown iiv          \________| <-- Spanish Armada

/ \

If you really want to know the origin of LOL, etc. then you need to go back, way back to 1986 to a piece of software called The MajorBBS. The MajorBBS had built in chat actions which were abbreviated. Some of these actions were called LOL, ROFL, HUG, etc.

Example of the MajorBBS chat room:

You are in the main channel.
Sysop, Kari, Billy and Dogma are here with you.
Type "?" for assistance.

With the advent of the internet, MajorBBS users migrated to IRC in their own selective groups, bring the action commands with them. Hense, these "actions" would later spread and evolve into the Internet to be used and loved by all.

LOL = Love ol' LOLlipops![edit]

great article. HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHEHEHEHEHE I would like to add this image and also link to ROFL. Lollerskates.gif --Nerd42Talk 21:34, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

I changed a few things, but I am not sure if this is going anywhere --Paulgb 15:05, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)

Prooooooobably not. :) --Savethemooses 18:46, 24 Mar 2005 (EST)

I was wrong, the new example is hilarious. --Paulgb Talk 11:49, 29 Mar 2005 (EST)

Good article, folks. Very creative. --haywired 02:08, 31 Mar 2005 (EST)

This one is undoubtedly the FUNNIEST article on the planet - LOL -- 16:15, 21 Apr 2005 (EDT)

looooooooooooooool wtf ?:D lol= lots of laught or laught out loud :D hihi ;d

Really funny stuff. Good job.

Lollercaust - jolly clever ASCII animation but ditch it please - I don't like it and my name's not even Goldberg

 I am Goldberg and I thought it was funny.  Oi vey!


The Dutch language doesn't use the character ø, dumbasses.-- 14:48, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes thats the problem with this article, the particular language in which a made up word to explain a made up term was randomly chosen to be from doesn't use a random character, FFS--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 15:06, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Why was the long and funny article cut off to this short and only-half-as-funny article?

This would be funnier if I had never seen this: . Still, best opening paragraph ever. -- 11:59, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Locked Page?[edit]

Why is this article locked? Ethereal 03:54, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

I say we unprotect --Nerd42Talk 16:30, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Because it just degenerates in to unfunny crap other wise, with loads of "amusing" ASCII art just check out the history if you don't believe me.--The Right Honourable Maj Sir Elvis UmP KUN FIC MDA VFH Bur. CM and bars UGM F@H (Petition) 15:43, 12 March 2007 (UTC)
How is this different from any other Uncyclopedia entry? Most frustrating to not be able to edit it... 22:09, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

I say we go unprotect. 4m4z1ng 04:00, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

It's unfunny right now. I don't see how it could be worse and it might be better.--Geoffsebesta 19:53, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I say its gets unprotected too!!! I wanted to add "trapped in quicksand" to the 'lol guy'! cause he has no legs etc. also 'Hundreds of millions of people also agree that Lol is an internet acronym meme for "Lonely old Lady"! Don't believe me, check out this article -Forcefieldmaker

Could somebody with the ability to edit this...[edit]

add it to the Three Letters category? Blah Blah Blah 10:15, 22 April 2007 (UTC)

or react to's comment about Dutch language not using "ø" - Danish language anyone? Big Pája, 17:49 (GMT+1), 2 May 2007

dendro porn[edit]

L 69e7dd180031b6dcfd6bcf5bfc891b9d-1-.jpg

lol Family Guy Guy 12:49, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


There isnt such a dutch word ass Lolen. dumm ass faggit yerks!.... You suck.... i think so... Well fuck you guys im going home!

A picture I wish I could add to article.

User:Jehovah's Wittiness 12:32, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Wish I could add this...[edit]

LOL OMG.JPG --User:Banjo2e/SIGGY 15:56, 20 September 2007 (UTC)

  • Interwiki Link of ja:w. It has the same meaning of this article.--Ore tatieno 16:22, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Headline text[edit]


Is it just me or is this article too close to the actual defintion of LOL? Where's the satire, where's the irony of the situation? I know the page is protected but somebody should inject some wit into this article if they can edit it 07:55, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Are you kidding? Ethereal 14:29, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes he is LOL -- Style Oranssiviiva.jpg Guide 06:21, 19 September 2008 (UTC)


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LOL really stands for "Land of Leather" (advaticing conspiracy)

Laughing out loud[edit]

LOL also means "Laughing out loud".

No shit, Sherlock. User:Jedibob5/sig 04:25, 1 March 2009 (UTC)



Derby Field[edit]

Derby Field Airport has the IATA code LOL. Could an admin figure out how to mention that here? Or should Derby Field have a separate article? --Pentium5dot1 00:44, 12 June 2008 (UTC)


"long o" is ambiguous. "log" has a "long o" and so does "loop", but they're not pronounced the same.

Please add[edit]

[[he:LOL]] to page. 13:59, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

LOL means laurence[edit]

See Urban Dictionary.-- 17:00, April 14, 2011 (UTC)

this has been locked since 2006 and sucks unbelievably because of that[edit]

This is VFD quality, it needs to be unlocked and expanded. Yesssss... ~Sir Frosty (Talk to me!) Proudly bogan 11:11, September 16, 2012 (UTC)