I hate (sorry, yes, hate) when it’s used in a condescending manner and not in a literal “laughing out loud” or at least “mildly chuckling” one. I think it’s a very sneaky way of making someone feel like crap. Case A: “lol” = I judge you; Case B: “LOL” = YOU’RE DUMB.
I really hate it, lol (<- ironic yet fitting example of Case A).
I’m sorry if I ever used it in that manner and made anyone feel like that.
It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Most of the time it’s used in the context of argument or mean comments, and either way it gives off a sense of pridefulness, intentional or not. I don’t know why this bugs me so much - from prideful arguments or the passing snide remark to even random YouTube comments heinously misspelled by people I’ve never met nor will I ever meet (bad example: “your dumb lol”).
Can we not?