Link: “Why We Use “lol” So Much

Original post found at: https://www.vice.com/en/article/akvqgk/why-we-use-lol-so-much

Neat article on how lol has become a pragmatic marker, often meaning something like, “Don’t take this too seriously, though,” (while also still conveying amusement sometimes, especially when used in isolation).

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