"L" for "Laugh Out Loud"

Life is too short to cry. If life gives you 100 reasons to cry , give it 1000 reasons to smile. I read it some where and it hit me hard but I never really implemented it in my life. I never really tried to find reasons to smile every day. If there is some thing really “LOL” worthy I laugh . LOL is the acronym which even a kinder garten kid should know to increase the conversations with his parents , uncles and friends in future. I am sure it is the most profusely used internet slang term. ROFL- Rolling on the floor laughing, LMAO- Laughing My Ass Off are the cousins of LOL. When I first asked my friend what is ROFL the conversation went some thing like below.

This was some 10 years back!

My friend : ROFL. That was a good video right ?

The ignorant me : hehe . Ya funny but what is ROFL?

I initially thought ROFL was the title of the video or may be it was my new nick name.

My friend : LOL. You kidding me. You really don’t know what ROFL is ?

Now I was actually stumped as I didn’t know what LOL is.

Me : You are irritating me now. What is LOL for heavens sake?

Then he passed me on a link with the most commonly used internet slang. I was surprised to know many words and had to learn them to improve the cyber-links with friends. My attempt seemed LOL worthy to myself.

LOL became a part and parcel of my life since then.Some times I genuinely laughed loud, some times just for the heck of it I used it but the word for sure made me smile, specially when friends type it in caps with 3 to 4 smileys like this . LOL 🙂 🙂 🙂 . I feel glad that I was able to make them laugh. I also learnt GTG (Got to Go) , BRB (Be right back) ,TTYL (Talk to you later) and many more much to the irritation of my eldest cousin sis who is oblivious to all this.

Coming to “LOL”, other than in the digital relations and conversations do you really LOL outside the laptop too ? Do you actually LOL even inside the laptop? Think of it ? Do you find humor in one thing or the other ? When some thing serious is bothering you , do you try to divert your self and laugh out loud ? Below is one scenario which made me LOL when I was not really in a LOL mood !

One day I was pissed off due to so many things. Maid was on an unplanned leave. Our car’s bumper got damaged due to some accident and it was a hot humid day with too many power cuts. I was tired after all the work and resembled some one who is just out of a battle field. With untidy, unkempt hair and tearful eyes and disheveled clothes I switched on the laptop hoping internet may do some miracle. Miraculously a friend forwarded me some video which made me laugh really loud.

I laughed horribly and endlessly. There are many such funny forwards which instantly change my mood. Though I won’t be the happiest soul from that point of time,I definitely feel the load gets lighter and the laugh makes me feel better every time. I was surprised thinking being an Indian I feel Punjabi mumbo jumbo confusing then how come this foreigner could get those words almost right. Its LOL worthy :). Do watch.

When ever you feel down it’s always good to crack up in the company of a good friend. A what’s-app forward , a funny forward mail or SMS – any thing which is actually funny makes me laugh. The below Rajnikanth joke which is the best Rajni joke so far left me in splits yesterday.

It means : “You fools ! There is some limit. Who will say
that Rajnikant is born even before his dad. His expression is apt
for that joke and made me LOL.

PS: For those who don’t know who is Rajnikant , do not ask the question loud. Let me whisper in your ears, “He is a  South Indian super star who is almost a super hero here and the jokes are framed just to show nothing is impossible for him :). He or his zillions of fans may sue you if you don’t know him”:) So silently google out who Rajnikant is and what are Rajnikant jokes?  The jokes are pathetic. Nevertheless they are hilarious and rib tickling at times.By the way I am a fan of Rajni too. His movies never bore me.

Just today morning some one forwarded me this video and I am sure dancers may want to think on rephrasing their statement Any Body Can Dance :-0 So You think he can dance ?. Check the below video and ROFL

Shoot him if you want to but please don’t shoot me for uploading.
In case you can’t watch youtube link for the above masterpiece- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3nsMNo8XsY
  • I some times excavate my mail box and laugh out loud by seeing few old fun mail chains and conversations.
  • I call up my friends and remind them about that mail or some thing else which definitely makes them LOL and the day becomes so light and breezy.
  • Non-veg jokes don’t make me LOL but they definitely tickle the nerve which brings smiles 😉
  • When you are working these fun forwards are the only LOL elements to make the mundane hours bearable.
  • I love to tune to few comedy shows and sitcoms to forget the stress of the day.“Big Bang theory” is my most favorite show till date. All Star world sit coms are funny. Two and a half men is one more favorite. America’s funniest videos and just for gags also make me LMAO.
  • Unfortunately we have very less fun sitcoms or humorous TV shows in India. I was a big fan of “Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai” and watch it online even now when ever I need a real good laugh.
  • I get glued to the humor blogs. Any random blogs which can make me smile are my favorites for that day. While there are many, my favorite is mashedmusings (https://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/). I love gags by “Garbage Bin” (Do check this . You won’t regret. Only limitation is they are mostly in Hindi). I also love cartoons like Shin-chan on Hungama, any random satirical or humorous articles or books which I can finish with out a break , Calvin-Hobbes , Garfield jokes and many more.
  • Not sure if many of you know him but I love watching any scene or a movie where “Brahmanandam” acted . He is an Indian actor and South Indian Comedian who also holds the Guinness record. Even if Paresh Rawal and Boman Irani make me laugh some times Brahmanandam beats them all.
  • Some other people who are my favorites and make me LOL most of the times are Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey and many more but Jim Parsons aka “Sheldon Cooper” tops the charts. He is the foreign Brahmanandam to me even if the genres which they chose to act are different 🙂
  • Never think twice before you share a fun moment with people you like. It just multiplies the smiles. Some times when I am really enjoying I don’t even get hungry !
  • Laughter boosts the immune system, endorphins and relaxes your muscles.
  • I read some where that it takes 43 muscles to frown and just 17 to laugh. So is it not better to stop being grumpy and laugh little more?
  • Laughter is the best medicine. Of course laughing with out a reason and laughing at any one and any thing means you actually are in need of some medicine ;-/
Today I thought of so many topics like- life, love, lost , lime light , luck so on so forth and finally rounded on laugh as I felt it was the better topic of all. Though my write up might not be an intellectual or a creative one I am sure you would have laughed at one point or another. So friends laugh, laugh and laugh a little more until your stomach hurts. Smile is the only curve which sets things straight!

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” 
― Robert Frost

A day without laughter is a day wasted. —- Charlie Chaplin
One more interesting internet slang term is YOLO – You Only Live Once so laugh when you can . Laugh till you get a stitch in stomach. Laugh when the time is rough .Laugh when you want to feel good about life.
Good day 🙂

PS: I don’t own the images and videos.

This is my 12th post for  “A to Z blogging Challenge 2013” !

45 thoughts on “"L" for "Laugh Out Loud"

  1. ROFL…and a LOL and a ROFLMAO….tell me that 'kamal' video is a parody. Splitting my sides here.
    Luv the little 'stop stop' :-))

    Leaving with a grin:-) Huge one.
    Love, L

  2. I love to LOL too! Literally, and also to use “LOL” when chatting with friends. Some friends of mind adapted it from me and they say it feels good to type in LOL. I dunno why, but it does! It sometimes looks better than hahaha.

    I love Sheldon Cooper as well! Bazinga! 😀

    From the A-Z neighborhood,

  3. 🙂 Ya It took me long to know what is LOL and ROFL !!!
    hehhee pehle mankiya senti sa likhu then laga thoda haslu better hai.
    I needed it
    Thanks for comment

  4. Oh my God !!cannot believe that foriegner guy singing a punjabi song. not bad at all. The dancing video was too funny. Lots of LOL'S ROFL 😀 Indeed laughter and humour is very important in life and I'm happy that I'm getting to read so many posts on Humor 🙂 LOL 😀

  5. LOL! Yeah laughter is the best medicine. I have had some of these conversations with my kids and am still learning alot of the 'slang' but LOL I know! Thank you so much for visiting my blog 🙂

  6. Ms Afsan/MS Sunshine …I should sue you today for making my stomach ache with so much laughing . Am thinking of starring Mr Kamal in my next Tollywood movie …any contacts ?

  7. Hello…thanks for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet new blog friends . Your post today makes me LOL. I have a funny story about LOL. As a new blogger I thought it meant Lots of Love. I used it all the time…wrongly… Sometimes very inappropriately . A friend told me she was very sick. I sent back LOL. Another blog friend told me she was so worried because she lost her job. I replied Lol. Oh well, maybe if they did LOL it helped their situation after all.
    Thanks for helping me LOL today.

  8. The sitcom Friends make me laugh every time I watch it. It is my ultimate laugh inducer whenever I am down. I must admit that I don't laugh very easily especially in movies. A joke has to be really good to make me laugh. 😀
    Thanks for mentioning my blog!!! when I started blogging, I thought people will throw stones at me. So this is an achievement. 🙂

  9. YEs, we adults really need to loosen up and laugh more. Children laugh twenty times more than we do. Like you, Afshan, I too learned the meanings of LOL, ROFL and the other acronyms pretty late in the day. Even now, I can't bring myself to use them. Nice post.

  10. I love watching shows that make me laugh. So IT Company, Friends, Mr Belvedere, Two and a half men, Big Bang theory and such are what I enjoy. The author who makes me LOL is Wodehouse. Oh, I love him. Oh yes, I laugh at Rajnikant jokes too 😛

  11. Hahaha..loved watching those videos. That Daler guy is unbelievable, he even got the music right. Being an Indian, I feel jealous he could do that while I can't :-/

    I love watching sitcoms..Friends, TBBT, Two and a half men, That 70's show, Malcolm in the middle..I watch too much of this.

  12. @Meena : ya some times we just type for the heck of it but it became my fav word . Thanks for dropping by

    @dianamusings : hahha ya He has got it absolutely right. DANCING Video tops it all. Thanks for comment DIana

    @G angela : My pleasure. Great u knew what r those words nw

  13. hahah @Crystal Collier : Glad U cud laugh a lot. Ya that fwd I too got few years back. Now again my husband showed it and it gave me the idea for this whole post 🙂
    I watched ur video. LOL !

  14. @Sridevi : hahha ! Thanks . Mr Kamal in tollywood. Yar reham karo ham sab pe 😛

    @Ruchira : Ya !! The videos seem to be getting viral. Thanks for dropping by

  15. Thanks for dropping by my blog too. hahha Your story is hilarious. Your friends would have been stumped thinking why U r laughing at their loss. Nevertheless Lots of Love also sounds good

    THanks for the comment. Keep blogging

  16. ya me Two and a half men and BBT are favs. I love woodehouse tooo.. Carry on jeeves is my fav 🙂 Rajnikant jokes r PJS but funny 🙂
    Thnaks for comment Shail

  17. to me its Big bang theory. Friends I heard a lot but I never watched many episodes 🙂 !! Some movies do make me laugh a lot. I laugh easily if the joke makes sense.
    Your blog is one of my fav. Had to mention it. How can one throw stones on your blog 🙂 ?
    Good day

  18. ya Theres a lot of demand for things which give laughter in day to day life as we forget laughing often. KIDS ARE THE BEST Sources. Altogether a separate post is needed for them 🙂 Some time I will write on it

  19. Good post Afshan… I am a great fan of Garbage Bin….also I found some Rajnikanth jokes pages in Fb too 🙂
    I tell you a secret, till last year I never knew what this LMAO was!! This post brought laugh to my face 🙂

  20. I have been known to say LOL in real life on occasion! The guy singing was great. I couldn't do it. I've become a little bit addicted to The Big Bang Theory! It would be a very different world if we didn't have laughter, that's for sure.

  21. Haha! Those are all LOL-worthy. I have to admit though, I still don't get what is funny about the image you had to explain in small type.

    Something you may find interesting: here in the U.S., many of us learned those abbreviations before the Internet because we passed little notes around in class. That's where many of them got their start. 🙂

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

  22. Sorry, my wording may not have made sense. It was not the small type I didn't understand. I didn't understand why the image was funny. I had said “I still don't get what is funny about the image you had to explain in small type.” So I was talking about not understanding the image, even though it was explained in small type.

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