I 'm not the only one
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.