I came late to the LOL movement. I was (and greatly still am) a Haha gal. Sometimes
heh heh, or heehee, depending upon what I’m referencing. But mostly I Haha.


Recently I caught myself *literally* laughing out loud at some post. Now, I’m sure this isn’t the first time that’s happened, it probably happens all the time, I’m a pretty laughy kind of person. Because I made the connection, instead of responding with my usual Haha, I typed LOL. It was in that moment that I realized the merit of LOL.

Now, LOL is no replacement for Haha—Haha is a pretty universal onomatopoeia.
One can be Hahaing, but one cannot be LOLing (because that would be laughing out louding).
But one can definitely be HHOL.

For your humorous perusal here are a few of my favorite jokes.
I hope they illicit a response!

This one harkens way back, but it’s still funny (and the first one to come into my head whenever someone asks for a joke).
What were you eating under there?
Under where?
You were eating underwear?!

A lot of jokes, like the underwear one, need to be told aloud to truly appreciate the play on words. This joke benefits from the silly pronunciation of the punchline– I recently heard it on How I Met Your Mother.
What do you call a fish with no eyes?
Actually, the delivery is half the joke! Go ahead, practice the delivery… fsh!

Another giggler which should ideally be told, not read:
If you’re an American in the kitchen, what are you in the bathroom?
(Seriously, cracks me up! So clever! Definitely a heehee, or would that be peepee? joke.)

I also thoroughly enjoy physical humor.
This written/spoken joke is as close as you can get!
A man walked into a bar.
He said “Ow.”

(We used to love Comedy Sportz at Summerfest. They had a whole bit on “walks into a bar, bartender says” jokes. We’d swap punchlines all the way home.)


And on that note:
So this dyslexic guy walks into a bra…

An inappropriate joke I recall that needs physical assistance:
Do you know what this is? (Make an ‘O’ with your open mouth)
Blower’s cramp. Get it?
(an embarrassed Yes.)
How often?

I appreciate the simplicity of a good joke. Well, I guess ‘good’ is subjective, but short is appreciated.
Where do you get virgin wool?
From ugly sheep

What’s the difference between a light bulb and a pregnant woman?
You can unscrew a light bulb.

Speaking of light bulbs,
How many magicians does it take to change a light bulb?
Depends on what you want to change it into.

Another favorite–
How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper?
Nobody knows, it’s never been done.

I also appreciate a good play on words. Oh, there I go throwing that ‘good’ word around again…
Do you know why you’ll never starve to death in the desert?
Because of the sandwiches there.

I just want you to know how difficult it was for me NOT to add my two ha’s at the end of every joke! Or an LOL, heehee or heh heh.

I could go on… I find a lot of things funny! Pinterest has a ton of fabulous funnies…
we could be here ALL day!
But since I’m already so L8 with this L blog, I’ll wrap it up.

Parting shot:



About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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2 Responses to LOL

  1. Funny Mary! I HaHaed and LedOL. Remember when LOL used to mean “Lots of Love”?

  2. I thought LOL was Ladies of Literature! 😉

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