Cassandra McSparin, 23, of Jim Thorpe, Pa., knew a woman whose friend’s mother had died. The woman texted her friend: “I’m so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. LOL. Let me know if there’s anything I can do.”
It turns out she thought LOL meant “Lots of love.”
via WSJ.com. My wife didn’t realize what a : followed by a ) signified for years-worth of emails until one day she tilted her head to the side.