While chatting to the wife today I discovered how insanely the internet has affected my everyday life and that I truly need a break away from the computer and typing on Skype and message boards and the sort.
The acronym lol has taken on a whole different dimension in my life and everyday existence, when typing lol online I seem to add a type of giggle hiss, (heeeeeeeee heeeeee type hiss) to go with the typing of lol, this is to voice the laughter associated with what has been written.
However this week I have noticed it has filtered through to my normal chat. While on Skype with a friend in the UK I noted that when I didn’t type lol to what they had verbally said my lol was replaced by the ‘giggle hiss’ … when I noted this I knew that time away from the computer was needed, however when in the car travelling to town today with the wife I did the giggle hiss in response to something she had said, I knew I had lost the plot. The giggle hiss is hardly audible, well due to the fact that normally when typing in response to something the lol cannot be heard.
Once the wife heard the giggle hiss she burst out laughing, it would have been a total ROFL had it not been for the fact that she was driving at the moment of my unmistakable lol
So there it is, the internet has had its affect and I am certifiable