I think it was lots of love first ...
I was a phrase. "He's Laughing Out Loud". Which would be ready apparent to anyone in the area.
it was a phrase beforehand. unless you've never laughed in your lifetime.
Do you ever say "lol" out loud when your talking to someone on the phone, or face-to-face?
That's what I want to know. Who was the first person to type "lol" and why did it catch on so f*ing well?
Its the corrosive effect of the internet on the English language