Does Saying "LOL" Excuse Everything?
It's long been a cliché to add "LOL" to any comment just to take the sting out of it and make it seem hilarious.
I always throw it in at the end of a text or email, no matter what horror has preceded it.
But does it really work for everything?
Does "lol" magically erase any hostility?
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Let's try out these potential messages of mirth:
"I'm leaving you for the houseboy, but I don't think it will negatively impact your love life, lol."
"You were so bad in bed last night I'm afraid I may never get an erection again, lol."
"That was super fun last night, but if I were you, I'd get tested, lol."
"I know you wanted that baby a lot, but it would have messed up our feng shui. Sorry, lol!"
"Have to relieve you of your employment duties, but at least you'll be entering a really strong marketplace, lol."
"Your mother sucks cocks in hell, lol."
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