Yes, I did just say lol.

Yes, I did just say lol.

I 'm not the only one

An interesting phenomena has started to really stand out to me as of late. Granted I should point out that a vast majority of people alive have had the internet and decent home computers for at least half their life, if not their entire life ( I know I feel so old when a 20 something talks about something win98 as old school) That being said it's easy to understand that some of our habits may bleed into our physical world more often than we realize.
What stood out to me first was the use of “ lol” being spoken. It seemed out of place to hear upon reflection, yet at the time I heard it it was hardly registered. Then I started listening more to people in general. Things like “ don't QQ about it” “imho” and so on sinking into spoken word. Lets not even get into the use of the cat language. Yes the loveable, adorable “ I kan haz?” Though not as cute as when said by cats or other small fuzzies.

While it's not too too annoying- that being people do still seem to have some control over when they use it or not- it still rings out as an interesting twist in social and cultural development. It's better than the chronic use of text speak or L337. On the up side that is becoming slightly less frequent now that the newer generation of phones make typing full words more practical.