Hundreds of words and phrases have been invented online. Perhaps even thousands. These weird and wonderful creations show our language evolving in an exciting-yet-annoying manner – mostly led by n00bs riding the roflcopter.
Some Internet sayings are so common they’re vying for inclusion in dictionaries, while others deserve to be condemned to die in a fire. We want to discover your favorite Internet words and phrases in order to create a list containing the most popular choices. GTG, BRB.
OMG, WTF? JK, LOL!
We want to know, What Is Your Favorite Internet Saying Of All Time? There are plenty of words and phrases from which to choose, whether they be brand new words, phrases derived from forums and chatrooms, or acronyms designed to make all our lives easier. They’re all valid, amirite?
There are Internet sayings littered throughout this post, so feel free to choose any of them. That is, if you can find them all. Otherwise, the Huffington Post has a l33t rundown of Internet sayings. The author claims they’re all annoying, but you and I are allowed to disagree.
This question was inspired by the news that LOL (meaning Laugh Out Loud) is now 25 years old and counting. There is documentary evidence LOL was used on the Internetz in 1989, a time before many of you reading this would have been using the Internet, and before some of you were even born.
This shows that words and phrases created for the Internet by the people who inhabit this series of tubes is not a new phenomenon. But it’s certainly a growing one – and will likely keep growing. Which is why we need your help sorting the wheat from the chaff. Be of assistance and you won’t believe what happens next. Well, regular readers will know… you’ll be in the running to win a geeky T-shirt.
TL;DR: Name your favorite Internet saying and possibly win a T-shirt.
Have Your Say
All comments will be read and most will be replied to, before a follow-up post is published containing the We Ask You Results. One reader will win Comment Of The Week, receiving a geeky T-shirt for their totes amazeballs epic win.
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