LOL and other abbreviations
LOL is a common abbreviation; you will have seen it at the end of a funny comment.
What does it stand for?
LOL stands for Laugh Out Loud.
What does "laugh out loud" mean?
When you find something very funny, you LOL - you don't contain your laughter.
We use "stand for" to say what an abbreviation represents.
In the UK, the PM David Cameron thought LOL stood for Lots of Love. He used to exchange texts with Rebekah Brookes, the editor of NOTW (News of the World). Read the story here.
UK stands for United Kingdom.What does GB stand for?
PM stands for Prime Minister. Politicians in the UK are referred to as MPs. What does MP stand for?
TVE stands for Televisión Española. Do you know what BBC stands for?
LOL is used in texting, e-mails and so on . Can you guess what the following abbreviations stand for?
- Hi! How r u?
- CU L8R M8
- I've seen it b4.
- G2G. I'm late.
- TGIF! What r u up 2 this weekend?
- I'm glad that u r OK. KIT! xxx
- IMO it was a mistake. What do u think?
- AFAIK there is no class next week.
- FYI it wasn't my decision. So don't blame me.
- I DUNNO where he went.
- I'm going to make a cup of coffee. BRB.