Another one that’s too easily used!
I would’ve thought ‘XD’ is funnier than ‘lol’.
Going ‘heh’ quietly/politely is lolling, whereas ‘XD’ requires something to be so funny you’re incapable of closing your mouth or opening your eyes…
That’s how it should be, but ‘XD’ is used far too easily now.
I always use “XD” as “really funny in a laughing-type way”! There is some old movie from the nineties about a gang of hackers who start killing people, and they write XD as their mark in different places to strike fear into the police pursuing them.
I think that’s how it’s supposed to be used, but I’ve noticed people replying with that to some of my lame jokes… meh.
Oh, was it already a smiley since the nineties? Or was it used as an abbreviation in that film? I think the first time I saw a face similar to this was while watching Southpark’s Eric Cartman… so sad. I never know about these things. >_>