How to say ‘LOL’ in 14 different countries

January 15, 2015

Ever wondered how to say ‘LOL” in 14 different countries? What about when you’re on vacation and you just need to text a global laugh out loud? Many of us are familiar with the Internet slang abbreviation “LOL.” But, for those of us who are not, LOL is an acronym for ‘laughing out loud’ or ‘laugh out loud’. On March 24, 2011, LOL, along with several other acronyms, was formally recognized in an update of the Oxford Dictionary.

INGCO International of course says a lot more than internet slang. Interested in our global communication services? Get in touch with us to learn about our translation, interpretation and global marketing services in 200+ languages across the globe. LOL, an acronym for laughing out loud or laugh out loud, is a common element of Internet slang. It was used historically on Usenet but is now widespread in other forms of computer-mediated communication, and even face-to-face communication. It is one of many initialisms for expressing bodily reactions.

Have you ever wondered if other languages use ‘LOL’? And if not, do they say something similar?

Today we are presenting you with 14 different countries and their laughing out loud equivalents. Enjoy!