from Lake Superior State University. They include:
LOL and other abbreviated ‘e-mail speak,’ including the symbol ‘@’ when used in advertising and elsewhere – Alex G. of Warsaw, Poland, says, “It’s everywhere on the net! OMG! u r chattin to sum1 then …lol this and lol that… Get it away!” “I wonder if anyone really laughs out loud when they use this short-hand Instant Messenger slang?”
It’s about time.