”LOL”, or “Laugh out loud”, is one of the most popularly used phrases in messaging apps, text messages and social media. If you want to keep up with popular speech, you’ve got to know how to reply to “LOL”.
Most times, you can just say “LOL” back, or some other variation of “Laugh out loud”. There are a lot of them, including “LMAO” (“Laugh my ass off”), “Haha”, “ROTFL” (Rolling on the floor laughing), “Hehe”, and a series of laughing emojis.
This post is all about how to reply to “LOL” or “Laugh out loud”, and what the different responses can mean in different situations. We will show you 18 witty and funny responses you can use with your friends.
What is “LOL”?
“LOL” is a type of textspeak, texting language, or SMS (short message service) language. It is used when a person finds something funny online or in a text message.
“LOL” is also used at the end of sentences to make it clear that what was said is a joke. In some cases, elderly people might use “LOL” to mean “Lots of love” although it is likely to be misinterpreted by the receiver to mean “Laugh out loud”.
Fun fact: “LOL” is one of the first of its kind. It emerged on Usenet, a precursor to social media and messaging apps. Since then, it has landed a spot in the Oxford Dictionary!
6 of the best responses when your friend appreciates your sense of humor after you told a joke
Don’t you just love it when your joke is a hit? Otherwise, you’d end up in a really awkward situation.
When a friend says “LOL”, you can say “LOL” too, or double-down on your comedy. This keeps the mood light and spirits high, exactly how things should be in a friendship.
Here’s how to reply to “LOL” when you make a joke that your friend finds funny:
6 of the best responses when your friend is making a joke and you find it funny too
When you’re having a good time joking around with your friend, he/she will most likely say “LOL” at the end of the joke. If you find it funny, this is how to reply to “LOL”
6 of the best responses when you don’t appreciate a person’s sense of humor
Not all “jokes” are funny. Sometimes, they can go a little too far and offend someone. Other times, it’s because the person jokes about things that are a serious matter. In either case, when you don’t appreciate someone’s sense of humor, you should respond in such a way that says that.
Here’s how to reply to “LOL” when you don’t find the joke funny at all.
Now that you know how to reply to “LOL” in witty, funny, and even serious ways, you shouldn’t have a problem when texting your friend. There’ll be no awkward pauses, or sudden endings to your conversations because you don’t know what to say.