March 25, 2009

www lol

Peter clears up something I had been confused about:

The letter "w" is also used on the net as shorthand for the Japanese word warau (to laugh), and adding "ww" to a Twitter post is roughly the same as typing "LOL" in English to indicate laughing out loud.

OK, that explains a lot. I wondered what all those w's were for. (I've been seeing them in threes, and got confused by "world wide web".)

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