February 21, 2020February 20, 2020 by CIDU Bill DeathMatch! Update DeathMatch!, LOL Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Dan Collins, Death, humor, Looks Good on Paper, Raph 16 Comments Submitted by Walt I’m not sure I can explain why, but this was an LOL for me. This one, submitted by Bill R., gets an honorable mention, but doesn’t count in the tally since it showed up on Reddit with no date: We’re at Death 13, #TeamPinocchio 5 Related
“an LOL” So you pronounce it as three letters? I’ve always pronounced it as one syllable, ” a lol”. I wonder how many do which and whether it’s geographical ( I’m from the UK).
@ Nathan – The issue about whether to initialize or pronounce the acronym surfaced in another recent DeathMatch post (in which the comic depended on it).
As I understood it, at least as portrayed in pop culture, the cool kids pronounced it as three letters while the out of touch (typically older) folk pronounced it as one syllab
@ Grawlix – Among all of the other strange things that Germans do to English terms after they have appropriated them, they pronounce the acronym “V.I.P.” as “vip“, and not as “vee-eye-pee“.
P.S. I have no idea what Germans do to “cool” Internet inventions such as “LOL” and “OMG”, but since I never use them myself, I feel no need to find out.
I have always pronounced LOL as 3 letters. The fact that “loll” is a word makes it confusing to pronounce it as one syllable, especially when LOL is used a verb.
LOL is l-o-l, but in the plural it’s lulz.
The goldfish-death one would have been so much better if Death had been carrying a fishing pole…
@ CaroZ – Applause, long and loud. We are the chorus, and we agree: we agree, we agree, we agree.
Guys, I haven’t even figured out how to pronounce “CIDU”
I say* L-O-L but LOLCats is “lawl-cats”.
* Qualified by the fact that I rarely ever say either. Or even write them very often.
I also spell out CIDU. Again, rarely said aloud.
Should SOP for Standard Operating Procedure be pronounced “sop”, and should CYA be pronounced “see ya”?
Back when we were developing CICS programs, we called it “si – sis” but some people called it “kicks”. Someone once asked why SCSI was pronounced “scuzzy” and not “sexy”.
I always wondered why whenever the postman made you pay for the package he was giving you it was always a package of fish. COD.
I pronounce is sid-you (as might be used in the sentence: Sid, you idiot.)
‘Skiddoo’. The K is antisilent.
See dee you — I know, makes no sense, but that’s what I hear when I see it.
I guess if I’m forced to actually bring it to the front of my mind, my language censor starts to object, and modified it to something like Sid-oo
I’m in the spell out the letters camp for both CIDU and LOL. Though, like others, I rarely say either out loud.