I've never used the acronym LOL. I admit i have an aversion it. LOL reminds me a friend of a mutal friend. Due to that connection, we were around each other fairly frequently but we never did gel - always some form of awkward (polite) tension. That person used LOL constantly. Silly, but I'm aware of this block. I just use other ways and symbols to express humour or lighten up a txt or email.