Have you ever "ROFL'd"?
All the time
9.7% (20)
9.7% (20)
Yes, once
22.3% (46)
22.3% (46)
Nearly.
7.8% (16)
7.8% (16)
Nope, never.
23.3% (48)
23.3% (48)
No, but I LMAO'd. It was horrible. There was screaming and blood everywhere.
24.8% (51)
24.8% (51)
Sometimes
11.2% (23)
11.2% (23)
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This is an expression that bugs me. I always assume it's a massive exaggeration. I can't imagine anyone finding something so funny they literally lose control and throw themselves to the floor and start rolling around like they're on fire. But maybe that's just me, being the cynical pessimist that I am.

Only when I was a kid,

I remember laughing so hard that I would fall on the floor, in borderline convulsions, struggling to breathe.

If someone could make me do that again, that would be quite an accomplishment.

Maybe almost when I was like 4 or 5, but realistically no I have not.

I vaguely remember something getting me near that point sometime in the past. I can't accurately provide details.

really theres no sometimes?
yes once
all the time

wtf, you even put a joke answer
fail poll is fail

bahumat42:
really theres no sometimes?
yes once
all the time

wtf, you even put a joke answer
fail poll is fail

I feel shame in this poll I made within a minute, over the usage of initialisms on the internet. Allow me to go commit seppuku as it did not reach your standards.

No, not literally, but I did come close once, I just don't remember why. Besides, it's more a reference to the cartoon version of someone laughing while rolling on the floor rather than in real life, isn't it? You should take the internet less seriously.

I had only ever done that one or two time during the show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (the original British versionm). I remember one of them was like a photo shoot were the constestent faces were behind an image of Tarzan family. The image of Colin Mochrie face on a chimp made me and my bro lose it.

Quite often my friends and I will be on the floor laughing so hard, so to answer your question, yes.

Yes, while watching The I.T. Crowd.

I have roflmao it was even worse than a regular lmao. Yes I have actually rofled

I think I've even roflcoptered once.

But that was when watching clips of anime engrish on Youtube.

Actually, no. Not even close, although I have thrown my head back in laughter a few times. This is why I prefer the expression ROFLBSSTAK: Rolling On Floor Laughing, But Somehow Still Typing At Keyboard.

When I saw Yahtzee's Demon's souls review for the first time on a random web link.

"What we should be aware of when we see somebody typing any of the ROFL variations is...that this person...is a liar. Possibly sent by Satan to dissemble and mislead."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQYx1Cr1Dwk

Basically because human beings like to go the top shelf with their words now. I can't just post something along the lines of this being funny, no I must write lol. Literally laughed out loud so hard that I had a heart attack and fell out my chair gasping for breath. My friend walked in and rofled as well catching the bug and turning in to a internet zombie. As we made our way through the neighborhood, people started to get infected. Everyone now has no idea what the hell they are typing and the lol virus has spread. Remember that there is no cure.

Nope, but to be fair I just don't laugh because when I laugh I vomit, kind of weird but it's something I can't control, so I definitely wouldn't want to ROFL because I'd be rolling in vomit and that's not something I'd like to do, I don't think I've laughed in over 3 years, that doesn't mean I don't find things funny or am unhappy, I can still chuckle from time to time but most of the times I hold back laughter and just say "haha" in the driest most expresionless voice I can which ticks people off.

Shawn MacDonald:
Basically because human beings like to go the top shelf with their words now. I can't just post something along the lines of this being funny, no I must write lol. Literally laughed out loud so hard that I had a heart attack and fell out my chair gasping for breath. My friend walked in and rofled as well catching the bug and turning in to a internet zombie. As we made our way through the neighborhood, people started to get infected. Everyone now has no idea what the hell they are typing and the lol virus has spread. Remember that there is no cure.

To be fair LOL and Rofl from what I have seen and how I hear my more net savvy friends (nerds) talk is almost a colloquial term on its own now, saying the word lol is like an actual word to acknowledge something is funny. Plus lol is laugh out loud as in you made a noise, you laughed. That isn't so ridiculously outlandish. Simply because it isn't literal doesn't mean it is disgustingly lazy hyperbole. Unless people say literally for emphasis while talking figuratively, makes me want to punch them in the face.

Also you're wording brings this to mind:

There've been a few times where I was laughing uncontrollably to the point where I wasn't getting as much air as was comfortable. I think that counts.

One time, I was in the middle of class, and I just started laughing. There was no stimulus or anything, I just started laughing and I couldn't stop for a good few minutes. Ai-ai-ai.

Not that I remember, too bad though because people deserve that at least once in their life. However anytime you laugh excessively you are actually lmao-ing because laughing can actually help burn a decent amount of calories, hence laughing your ass off.

during acid trips I generally at one point roll on the floor laughing my head of at something inconsequential...or during a smoking session someone says something or we watch something that breaks me (i cant stop laughing for a good 5/10 mins or so) xD

Pretty much. Perhaps not rolling on the floor, but certainly doubled over crying. And I must say that anyone who hasn't is taking their life far too seriously.

I've laughed to the point where I have had some serious breathing issues (my sister can get me laughing like crazy) it's especially embarrassing because instead of some deep, manly laugh I giggle uncontrollably.

Egoraptor videos.

My first ROFL was from Metal Gear Awesome 2 when I watched it for the first time a couple years ago.

A more recent example would be Awesome Reach.

I've had a couple times where I nearly ROFLed. If I had been standing I would have. I was sitting and/or laying and I couldn't breath because I was laughing so much. Fun times. But yes, it is usually an exaggeration.

Go back and watch the 1995 Power Rangers movie. I rofl'd. My friend 3 feet away from me rofl'd so hard he almost broke skull open.

Let me put it this way. The big bad guy is "Ivan Ooze". He can create a thick purple liquid ((from his body mind you)) and decides he will distribute it across the entire world, to mind control everyone. Do note that this "Ooooooze" has a similar viscosity to a sexual fluid produced by males. He markets it to children. CHILDREN.

The entire movie is full of sexual innuendos a 5 year old would have never got. And if you notice, the Blue ranger, who should be a teenager like the rest of them, looks almost 30.


^this guy, is running around in a tight spandex suit. And were supposed to believe is around 18-20.

Theres ever a scene where the White ranger does 20-40 front flips, from the top of a construction site, and in the middle of it, is able to change his course. In mid air. He physically changes directions, in mid air, with the help of no propulsion.

Its a must see again if you feel like laughing so hard you need 2 changes of pants. I rofl'd 3 times during this movie. Maybe more. I lost count once i got so lightheaded i couldnt see straight.

I use 'Lol' If something amuses me or I've said something half serious.

I use LMAO when i'm genuinely laughing my ass off.

...ROFL...Very rarely.

I've done it more than once but not all the time. Perhaps all the time when I say it....Though the first time I did it, it hurt. I fell out of my chair onto the floor and that alone made me laugh harder.

I think I did once, but it may have been sarcastic.

Nope. Closest thing I've ever come, though this does happen with some frequency, is that I'll laugh so hard a stumble; even if I'm sitting I react so strongly I end out of my chair and doubled over.

No, although I've seen people who have.

The Shadowlord:
This is an expression that bugs me. I always assume it's a massive exaggeration. I can't imagine anyone finding something so funny they literally lose control and throw themselves to the floor and start rolling around like they're on fire. But maybe that's just me, being the cynical pessimist that I am.

It's a metaphor... of course nobody does it, but the symbology shows how funny you think it is...

Think of Monty Python and the Life of Brian, and you will see an entire crowd ROFL... of course that never happenes, but it was a visual representation of how funny they thought the situation was...

i do not 'rofl'

i 'lmao', and usually for reasons you should really be concerned about ....

I don't roll but I can be forced to the ground by laughter from either a standing or sitting position. Sometimes things are just that damn hilarious.

Never rolled but have had to take a knee I was laughing so hard. And about 3 times in my life I have had laughing fits where something set me off and I literally could not stop laughing no matter how hard I tried. Last one lasted like 15 minutes. Fortunately my teacher was a nutritionist so just said it was probably because I was lacking something and did not get pissed off at me.

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