Night Note: WWWWW Is The New LOL

So, weve decided. “lol” AKA “Laugh Out Loud” is dead. Weve killed it. All the cool kids read: Plunkett, McWhertor, me have ditched the “lol.” Its kinda hard to type. Well, not that hard, but still. And “ha”? That actually is too hard to type. Were going with “wwwww” or any of its variants: WwWwWw, WwwwW, wWwWw, WWwww, etc… The five Ws is purely arbitrary — more is welcomed Those who spend time on the Japanese internet recognize the “wwwww” as being short for “warau” 笑う, the Japanese verb for laugh. So “wwwww” is the equivalent of “lol”. The nice part about it is that its flexible. Meaning? If something is really funny, you can go “wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.” But if something is kinda funny, a “wwww” is fine. That is easier to type than “lolololololol,” and like I said, its flexible. LOL? Gone, done and dusted.

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