Is *dead* the new (L)augh (O)ut (L)oud? | The Popjustice Forum

Is *dead* the new (L)augh (O)ut (L)oud?

Discussion in 'Forum business' started by swinginglondontown, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. What is this new forum cuntery?

    Any derivation on the above terms is risible.

    Stop using it.

    OK?

    Ta.....
     
  2. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    Seems like it.
    Not a fan.. I don't want people to think I'm laughing while I'm actually really dead.
     
  3. It took me so long to understand what it actually meant. Doesn't half help that the first time I saw a poster use it I thought "Good".
     
  4. Oh God, going to show myself up here...what does it mean?
     
  5. TM

    TM

    It means that they've suffered death through laughter. Unfortunate.
     
  6. 3Xs

    3Xs

    It's no different than saying "I pissed myself" or "I bust a gut". Just another creative way to say that you laughed really hard. It's not like it's improper grammar in the same way as L O L. It's not hurting anyone, if you don't like it personally then just don't use it, simple.
     
  7. I think the problem with it is, in many cases, users will post the word *dead* and nothing more. This, you might argue, goes against the rule that all posts should advance the discussion rather than simply saying you agree or going *sadface*.
     
  8. 3Xs

    3Xs

    True. But then some people on here write full essays and they still don't advance the discussion! Haha!
     
  9. Popjustice

    Popjustice Staff Member

    Oh don't be ridiculous, you cannot claim that posting *dead* is in any way creative - it's shorthand, it's shit, it's not funny and it says more about the person using it than it does about the original supposedly 'funny' comment.
     
  10. 3Xs

    3Xs

    Okay maybe "creative" was the wrong word to use, but I maintain it's no different than saying "I pissed myself" etc.
     
  11. Popjustice

    Popjustice Staff Member

    Yes and comments like that are hardly the height of online debate, are they.
     
  12. 3Xs

    3Xs

    No the height of online debate is having an entire discussion about a single word. EXCITING.

    In all seriousness, I agree posting *dead* and that's all isn't advancing the discussion. I don't mind it though if someone says dead and then posts something after that. Acknowledge that the other point was funny, and then bring up a new one.
     
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