Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pet Peeve

I was sitting at the laptop cruising some photography forums and I found something to add to my list of pet peeves.

The use of 'haha'

Flat out annoying. It screams 12 year old.

The more 'ha's tacked on the more annoying it is. Worse yet is when the 'haha's get peppered throughout the post. hahahaha (done to prove my point, please forgive). Honestly who talks like that? Look at me, I am better than you, hahahaha. It reads like a badly dubbed kungfu movie.

The singular 'ha' is fine. Alone it is harmless. 'Heh' (a chuckle) is a favorite of mine, a mature 'ha'. Just don't put two together.... Not nearly as annoying, it still doesn't come across well. I use LOL a lot but you need have a bit of space between repeated uses. More than a few in a typical message and it is a bit sour. LMAO is borderline, ROFL is just a bit too dramatic for me. ROFLMAO is right out.

Beware of OMG and be very aware of OMFG. They typically travel with 'haha's, and are right there with it in the annoying percentile.


Anonymous,  4/18/2008 1:08 AM  

So I'm watching the padre rockies game and its in the 22nd inning. You would love it!! haha. ;)~ Had to do it!

Mary 4/18/2008 9:10 AM  

Some people feel the same about LOL and smiley faces made with the punctuation keys :)
I don't know if you saw it or not, but I came up with an observation that amused me the other day about laughing Here

Mike D. 4/18/2008 9:53 PM  

Some people misinterpret emails without smileys and lol's as angry instead of the humor that they were intended. ;)

At least I don't put goatees on my smileys. ^^ I prefer simple.

Everything has it's place, I.E. I have yet to use a lol or smiley in a professional work email. (only the unprofessional ones)

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