Finally useful information from the Facial Literature company.
The first time I saw ‘lol’ it was from a grown male and I was very sure it was an abbreviation for ‘lots of love’. It was quite bothersome when he did it a few times during a seemingly normal conversation. I later found out it means ‘laugh out loud’ or something.
Then I realized that over 94% of the time I wrote LOL that I wasn’t even laughing, let alone ‘out loud’.
I always knew that LOL sucked but here is the data from Vator to back up the feeling.