What Does LYL Mean? a brief explanation

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Laughing Out Loud is a phrase associated with the display of loud, audible laughter. what does lyl mean when texting

It is used in contexts such as on social media or in texting conversations to signify that one finds a particular statement or subject funny. 

LYL may also be used interchangeably with ROFL, for example when texting some meme about a really funny picture on someone’s 4chan account.

LYL has appeared in memes referencing various instances of humor, 

whether it be the humor value of an image or video or the humorous nature of a statement or comment. 

Most often, these occur in Facebook status updates, YouTube comments (on videos), and other social media.

LYL can precede any word to indicate that the writer finds it funny.

 Many variations have been made by people over the internet to reference different things they find funny, 

such as “lil” (used to mean little) and “lil’ bro” (an abbreviation meaning your brother). 

LYL may also be used for sarcastic purposes; whether joking about how stupid someone is or how bad something is.

LYL may also be used in combination with other acronyms to indicate something is funny.

LYL has been used by some to indicate that they find a particular thing funny.

The phrase is also used by fans of the anime series “Metalocalypse” as an exclamation of laughter.

The phrase has featured in various memes on the internet, most recently appearing

 in a meme of Kim Kardashian making “LYL” noises while wearing glasses with giant pupils. 

The picture was posted on August 2, 2016 by Boing Boing’s editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder, 

who explained his reasoning on his personal blog, stating that “”This is pretty great on so many levels.

 One, I’ve always wanted to be in a meme like this. Two, 2016 was the year

 the internet declared Kim Kardashian our number one enemy (the same day Donald Trump became president), 

 now she’s managed to transcend this controversy by appearing in a meme about LYL. 

This will be one of my earliest photographs in the history of Boing Boing.”

On October 2, 2014, Twitter user @dagmarr tweeted that his dog was doing the same thing when he passed her food.

 He then received several replies stating that “my dog doe lyl” just before eating her food, 

making him believe that the phrase was originated on Twitter.

The phrase is also used as a parting message on Twitter and Facebook, 

 reference is made to this phrase, among other things, in the opening and closing segments of the 2014 television comedy series Rectify.

On June 15, 2016, NBA fans made a play on the phrase. 

The Cleveland Cavaliers were down by four points at The Q with just 42 seconds left against the Golden State Warriors. 

Fans started making LYL signs and signs that read “MY DOG DOES LYL” to let Warriors players know that

 “My dog does LYL” was going to happen soon after they ran off for a timeout. 

After a made basket by LeBron James with five seconds left in regulation time, the Cavs won. 

On November 9, 2016, a Virginia Tech Hokies fan started a “MY DAD DOES LYL” applause

 in a football game in Lane Stadium when he saw a VT math professor in the stands. 

The VT professor was holding up a sign that said “My dad does LYL.”

In online video platforms such as YouTube, the phrase has been used in many comment sections.

 In YouTube’s metadata fields, comments with this phrase can attract more attention from other viewers.

In August 2016, the phrase was featured in Kim Kardashian’s Snapchat selfie video – KimKardashianWest- Snapsaved.com – [link].

 The selfie video has over 2 million views and over 2400 comments with the phrase. 

The line “Oh Kim K, I like these glasses” got a lot of attention from people who were fans of Kim K. Like one user “NOTARLOSISONTYREE”, said:

 “LOL…Kim’s so funny! I do this all the time at work!”

On September 10, 2016, Mike Tyson tweeted out a picture of himself dressed as Jafar from Aladdin saying:

 “I says lyl. hahahaha. Loser.” He got over 350,000 retweets and 2 million likes.

On November 13, 2016, after

 Donald Trump’s election victory, rapper Ice-T tweeted his own sign that says “I do LYL”.

On January 30, 2017, one user of 4Chan photoshopped an image of the group The Ready Set with the phrase “We do LYL” on their helmets.

The image became popular within a few hours for users’ reactions to a number of events occurring in 

U.S politics including Trump’s presidency and the resignation of Republican Speaker Paul Ryan from Congress.

On April 13, 2017, a scene from the anime “Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai” was used for a LYL meme.


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