Saturday, November 7
Cherrye from My Bella Vita left a comment on one of my blogs stating, "I laughed so hard I scared my husband". My first reaction was one, of course, flattery. But then, I said to myself, 'He must be Italian' (he is). In a country where LOL: Laughing Out Loud is pretty much frowned upon (my great aunt would always remark that my friends and I cackled like a bunch of hens - which is probably where those rambunctious Brits get their 'hen parties' from), I wondered, how do Italians (stalwart internet users, half of them) signify their (silent) peels of laughter over the internet?
So, I came up with my own little table. Feel free to add to it.
:( LOL Laughed Only a Little
but totally not worth actually laughing over
:! CAS Cracked A Smile
but now I have to run out and get a botox injection
:0 LNA Laughter No Audio
but at least la mamma would be pleased
3:) OIL Omigod! I Laughed
but now my boyfriend will break up with me for having caused a scene
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