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Love Laugh Lines: Long and Short of It + More

Did you know that laugh lines are also known as nasolabial folds? Of course you know what they are, right? They are those creases that form around the mouth and eyes, most often as a result of smiling, laughing, and other expressions of joy. Hence the term laugh lines or smile lines!

I certainly embrace and love my laugh lines. For they are a natural part of aging and proof of life filled with laughter and happiness after all! Now on to ways to induce more laugh lines (or not!)..

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The Long and Short Laugh Lines We Can Use OnLine

So how do you laugh online? Are you team acronym (LOLs and ROTFLS and such make up your texts to indicate laughter) or are you team emoji (😂 and 😄 and all that)? Or maybe you are old old school and use whole sentences – the long form of laugh lines – like laughing out loud now? Or something like the classic hahaha and mwahaha?

Anyway, the long and short of it is that there are numerous ways to express humor and laughter online now. Here are just a few of them with short explanations.

The Little Laugh Lines


  • IJBOL: I Just Burst Out Laughing!! A new trend favorite apparently, according to my teen (and her fav way to indicate laughter!). Based on what I read, this is another K-trend!
  • LOL: Everyone knows this one, I am sure. But for those who might not, it simply means Laugh Out Loud. Make it more by ensuring it is all caps, or repeating something here, like LOLLLL, or LOLOLOL
  • ROFL: Rolling On the Floor Laughing. Haven’t done this lately but felt like it though (thankfully!)
  • HAHA: To indicate general laughter. All caps makes it more intense when compared to haha. Then there is also hehe to indicate chuckles or giggles. We also have mwahaha or bwahaha for evil laughter!
  • TFW: That Feeling When (often used humorously)
  • LQTM: On the other side of LOL and ROFL, there is Laughing Quietly to Myself
  • Then there is LOLZ and lulz as well!

Emojis and GIFs and etcs

Use emojis and emoticons

  • 😂 🤣 😆 😅 😄 😃 😁 😊 😜 😝 😋 😹 😸 😹 😻 😼 😽 🤣 😂 😆 😅 😄 😃 😁 😊 😌 😋 😛 😜 😝 🤪 😆 🤣 😂 😅 😄 😃 😁 😊 😆
  • XD 😀 :’) 😀 🙂

You can also use laughing GIFs and stickers and last but not the least, pics/videos of yourself laughing!

And the Not so Little Laugh Lines Too

Some of these are expansions of the littlest acronyms above while others are just plain old school.

  • lollerskates, lollercoaster, loltastic, roflcopter are expansions of lol and rofl. Check out more about them here – lots of LOL-ascii! Video below
  • You could always go really old school and write it out – the whole thing, like
    • Words like –
      • chuckle, giggle, smirk, tee-hee, titter, and more.
    • Or phrases like –
      • That’s hilarious!
      • Too funny!
      • You’re killing me!
      • Can’t stop laughing!
      • That’s comedy gold!
      • You crack me up!
      • etc…

Love These L Books (Some Last Laugh Lines Too)!!

Once again, Cybils awards poetry finalists/winners.

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan (Novels in Verse | 10+ years)

Description: Families change and new friendships form as these terrific kids grow up and move on in this whimsical novel-in-verse about finding your voice and making sure others hear it.

Literary Laudation: Lots to love here; lyrical in the portrayal of life with its leaps and lows, longs and littles, lift-offs and losses, laughs and laments.

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs

Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen, and illustrated by Jeffrey Stewart Timmins (Children’s Poetry | 7 – 10 years, and up)

Description: Irony and wit permeate this darkly humorous collection in which each poem is the epitaph of a different animal. The pieces are grouped by animal type, and range in length from one to eighteen lines.

Literary Laudation: LOL, ROFL, no light laugh lines here! A little lugubrious, literally and in likenesses..

Lines to LOL about (Likely)

Day 13’s prompt at NaPoWriMo was, in steps below

  • First, create a “word bank” of ten simple words. They should only have one or two syllables apiece.
    • Five should correspond to each of the five senses (i.e., one word that is a thing you can see, one word that is a type of sound, one word that is a thing you can taste, etc).
    • Three more should be concrete nouns of whatever character you choose (i.e., “bridge,” “sun,” “airplane,” “cat”),
    • The last two should be verbs.
  • Next, come up with rhymes for each of your ten words.
  • Lastly, use this expanded word-bank, with rhymes, as the seeds for your poem. Your effort doesn’t actually have to rhyme in the sense of having each line end with a rhymed word, but try to use as much soundplay in your poem as possible.

My Light Word Bank

  1. Sight (Bubbles): Doubles
  2. Sound (Squeak): Leak
  3. Taste (Pickle): Tickle
  4. Touch (Slime): Lime
  5. Smell (Popcorn): Morn

Concrete nouns:

  1. Bridge: Fridge
  2. Pillow: Jello
  3. Squid: Lid


  1. Wiggle: Jiggle
  2. Bounce: Pounce

My Laughable Attempt

Laughter Lines and Lemon Sighs
One fine morn, as the sun was reborn,
I woke to the scent of popcorn.
Roused myself from my comfy pillow
As bouncy and squishy and soft as jello.

Crossing the bridge to the realm of the awake,
Heard a squeak, oh, for goodness sake!
Plus, the fridge, it seems, had sprung a leak,
Bubbles and troubles, oh what a freak!

There were bubbles literally everywhere
Bubbles in singles and doubles, here and there..
The squeak was now almost silent, so very meek
Barely audible, as if playing hide-and-seek.

I bounced and skipped with amazing speed
I pounced and instantly ripped opened that lid
Off I let it fly, over that to-sleepy-town bridge,
And I met, in that fridge, a most peculiar squid!

It’s munching on pickles, with a slurp and a smack
Those pickles that were my (not-so) favorite snack!
So I attempted to get that slimy squid away
Away from that totally slurpy lime-y pickle of the day.

But hold on tight, let’s talk of the pickle,
Not just any, but one that’s fickle.
Sometimes it tickles, sometimes lends a wiggle,
At others, it simply leads to a fit of the giggles!

With a wiggle, a chuckle, and a snort, I have to admit,
This silly tale, I simply can’t seem to quit!
But alas, stories must find their close, you see..
So here’s to laughter lines and adventures yet to be
~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites

AI generated for this poem by moi!

Names and Lyrics to Induce Smiles and Laugh Lines

Laughter brings with it those lines and brighens and beautifies our eyes too! This brings me to the Indian name from L for today. Lochan or Lochana – meaning “bright eyes” or “beautiful eyes” in Sanskrit.

Lakdi ki Kaathi: From the film “Masoom” (1983). While not inherently funny, it is playful and catchy and cheerful for sure, in both lyrics and picturisation. One of my (and my dad’s) favorite children’s songs.

Lara Lappa Lara Lappa: features playful banter and upbeat lyrics. From the classic Bollywood movie “Ek Thi Ladki” (1949). Another song I heard my dad sing numerous times

Life Sahi Hain: From the movie “Pyaar Ka Punchnama,” this song is all about enjoying life to the fullest, with quirky lyrics and an upbeat tune.

Lungi Dance: Although not entirely funny in its lyrics, this song from the movie “Chennai Express” is popular and known for its humorous tribute to the South Indian superstar Rajinikanth and his iconic lungi. Extremely dance-y!

And since i have been sharing some of my dad’s favorites, here is one last one (not a funny one but beautiful certainly)

And Now, the End of This Post

Dear reader, do let me know if you have read any of the books listed today? Which book would you pick first? Will you attempt a poem today? Do share any book recommendations, poetry you loved or wrote, and of course, all and any thoughts on this post.

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9 thoughts on “Love Laugh Lines: Long and Short of It + More

  1. I love my laugh lines….it means I was more jolly than sad…lol. So many acronyms I didn’t know of…I’ll come back to watch the videos! 🙂

  2. Definitely team acronym and sometimes I pepper in emojis. I did really love your little and not so little laugh line breakdowns though, some of those I don’t think I’d have been able to puzzle out on my own if I came across them!

  3. That AI picture is so fun! I haven’t done much with AI images, but it would be fun to try some. This is a fun look at acronyms — I don’t usually use too many abbrevations.

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