An amusing exercise

cerulean's picture

Hey all. I had this weird thought: If, in some bizarre alternate history, chatspeak abbreviations like "LOL" had become popular long before there were computers and character sets, they might have, over time, become new symbols, like "et" became "&" and "at" became "@". What might they look like?

Daminox's picture

Hi all,

Let's dig it up for an announcement: Mammy L and Daddy L just gave birth to a baby o.

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They call him Lolito, for he came to the world with a spontaneous smile.

Daminox's picture

...And, in case this has not been investigated yet:

or finally, for all those who want to say "Lots of Love":

Cheers,
D.

Dutchie's picture

Hi,

From the time stamps on the posts I fear this thread may no longer be active, but this thread was only brought to my attention just now (by the Webdesigner Depot news letter). I would still like to comment on this thread: both WTF and LOL are normally written in capitals, so my suggestion for their symbols would be

(in Myriad)

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