Lolling all over the world

From Swedish radio’s Språket I’m glad to hear that there’s now a Swedish verb “lolla” – to LOL.

Swedish language purists are probably tearing their hair out, but it made me grin. Not only have they adopted an abbreviation for an English phrase, they’ve taken it from written language to spoken language, where it’s now functioning like any other verb. Isn’t that great?

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