|See: Lulz Map, IDIFTL, The Comprehensive Theory of Lulz|
—Gospel of John
█▄ █▄█ █▄ ▀█▄ is a corruption of L O L, which stands for "Laugh Out Loud", signifying laughter at someone else's expense (from the German concept of "Schadenfreude"). This makes it inherently superior to lesser forms of humor. Anonymous gets big lulz from pulling random pranks. The pranks are always posted on the internet. Just as the element of surprise transforms the physical act of love into something beautiful, the anguish of a laughed-at victim transforms lol into lulz, making it longer, girthier, and more pleasurable. Lulz is engaged in by Internet users who have witnessed one major economic/environmental/political disaster too many, and who thus view a state of voluntary, gleeful sociopathy over the world's current apocalyptic state, as superior to being continually emo.
You're driving on a two lane highway, listening to music and whatshit, and suddenly, you see two people go in front of you and box you in, going at a shocking 20 miles an hour on a 60 mile an hour lane, forcing everyone to get in your way. The asshole in front of you decides to pull a prank and slams on his brakes. You cannot react in time and rear-end his car. He speeds off in his stupid lunchbox and the other guy takes an exit. Luckily, you get the guy's license plate (U42-6MN, Tampa, FL). You look up his information through the DMV, find his address, and launch your assault. Every waking moment of his life will become a swirling torment of pain and misery. He will begin to look before opening the shower curtain, because half the time, you will be there with a knife in hand. He will not cross the road because you will be there waiting to run him over. He will not cook with salt because he thinks you laced it with cyanide. His life, terrorized. For the lulz. Win.
The term lulz was coined by Jameth, and is the only good reason to do anything, from trolling to rape. After every action taken, you must make the epilogic dubious disclaimer: "I did it for the lulz." Sometimes you may see the word spelled as luls or lolz, but only if you are reading something written by a faggot. Pro Tip: If you feel particularly pretentious, or if you're talking to Frasier, use the term "epicaricacy" instead of lulz.
lulz Noun --- (lul-zz) Definition: 1. The act of entertaining oneself with the misfortune of others; an agreeable occupation for the mind 2. Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, esp. a performance of some kind. 3. The essence which can be derived from an epic win. Usage: We did it for the lulz. Synonyms: Entertainment Source: A corruption of lol.
Putin says: lulz man what's the etymology of lulz i know it's derived from lol but how did it acquire the "u" and the "z" WHAT BROUGHT ABOUT THIS CONCEPTUAL REVOLUTION IN LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT Jesus says: haahahah well first off a semantic shift had been undertaken to coalesce 'lol' from an abbreviation into a noun. after the noun became established, multiple grammaticalisations could be carried out, such as verbing, declining and such and such however, the 'act' of 'lolling' became too equated with stupid fucking faggots, so it came to be abandoned and, by simple survival of the fittest, it is the pluralisation 'lols' that came to prominence Putin says: hahaha Jesus says: once 'lols' became established, it underwent multiple vulgarisations such as 'lawls', 'lalz', 'lolz' etc etc until the canonical form 'lulz' became codified by the great king Unbar of the Undernets* Putin says: HAHAHA oh man Jesus says: this was done in part to subdue the last of stupid fucking faggots by building a wall of self-referential sarcasm similar to the rift between the old and the new testament whereby the christians are like 'lulz fuck jews, they're christians who haven't evolved yet' but at the same time they're like 'lulz we bow before jewish prophets and we use jewish words like 'hallelujah'' so it is then to cover the embarassment of having grammaticalised an internet abbreviation as stupid fucking faggots did Putin says: hahaha Jesus says: and so it to sever all possible ties with them, that the vulgarised form 'lulz', albeit unorthodox, has been assumed.
Beginning as a plural variant of lol, Lulz was originally an exclamation but is now often just used as a noun meaning interesting or funny internet content.
According to the media, Lulz is a corruption of LOL, which stands for laugh out loud. It is part of sekrit code used by evil domestic terrorists in their attempt to ruin innocent peoples' lives. These terrorists, known as "Anonymous" get lots of "lulz" from staging "invasions" of children's websites such as Habbo Hotel.
According to Mattathias Schwartz of the New York Times, Lulz is "how trolls keeps score" and is defined as "the joy of disrupting another窶冱 emotional equilibrium". Given that lulz has been extensively covered by both FAWCKS NUUZ and the NYT, it would seem to be notable; however, it is only accorded one small section of the Wikipedia article on Lol.
Senior Dramacrats believe lulz originally came from trolls on LiveJournal, where it was then spread by our very own website. The chans would pick it up later, proving the unifying ability of lulz, as detailed below.
Lulz is the one unifying force in the world. Those experiencing it are bonded mentally and emotionally. It is the greatest experience you will ever have. Your first 'lulz' is akin to achieving your first orgasm, only magnified. If one is truly experiencing the lulz, they will be invulnerable to all attack. Lulz is known to show other life lessons by any means necessary, such as to not download CP, especially under the alias you use for everything else and to not be an attention whore.
- You cannot understand the complex motivations of anonymous. Faggot.
- We will come together to strengthen our intelligence capabilities to know the plans of terrorists before they act and to find the lulz before they strike.
- Typical result of lulz overdose.
- fo0bar saw a California car with a LULZ license plate driving in Reno. Surrender your secrets to me!
- Amnesiac found out that London Underground calls itself "LUL" internally. The precise amount of lulz generated by this discovery is unknown, but presumed to be quite low.
—Genesis - The Bible
In ancient times they referred to lulz as lvlz as in:
<augustus> Byzantivm was pvvnd this morning. <nerva> lvlz
An early scholar of lulz was the Roman poet Lucretius, who described the phenomenon at least one hundred years ago:
—Romans loev Schadenfreude
- Ask not what your lulz can do for you, but what you can do for your lulz. - John F. Kennedy.
- We have nothing to fear, but Lulz itself - Franklin D. Roosevelt
- I did it for the lulz - Jack Ruby
- The lulz squared is equal to the butthurt of the recipient squared multiplied by the value of the prank squared. - Pythagoras.
n. to be completely engulfed in hilarity; can also mean a completely uniform lol. Example:
<mike> n00bs are stupid <dan> lol <bob> lol <alf> lol <mike> totalulz
The lulz scale
The Lulz Scale, currently in development by Encyclopedia Dramatica staff, will be used to rate everything OTI on a simple scale of Lulz. The Lulz Scale will vary between 0 and Over 9,000. A prototype has been released by a fan of Teh Lulz.
The Lulz Equation
The Equation is as follows:
Lulz = (C+R)-r*(M/Q) C = Comedy R = Victim's rage r = Your rage M = Your material Q = Quality of the material
All variables are based on a scale 1-10.
Limits of lulz
Lulz in different languages
- English - Lulz
- British - Lawlz
- American - HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH
- Canadian - Lol eh?
- Australian - ridgey didge!
- German - Schadenfreude
- French - lﾃｩlz
- Jamaican - HUEHUEHUEHUEHUE
- Finnish - reps
- Estonian - kahjurõõm
- Sweedish - lﾃｶlz
- Dutch - Piemel
- Arab - ههههههههههههتهههههخههههههععهههههههتتههههههكهههه
- Jew - ﾗ慵勉慵
- Greek - ﾏπｱﾎｴﾎｹﾏπｼﾏ狐
- Hindi - 爨ｪ爨ｰ爨ｪ爭爨｡爨ｼ爨ｨ-爨ｰ爨､爨ｿ
- Hungarian - káröröm (Schadenfreude)
- Japanese - wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
- Chinese -
- Russian - ﾐ嶢ｾﾐｻ / Trololo
- Italian - Sadismo
- Norweigian - Sadisme
- Spanish - Casi me cago
- Czech - Sofistikovanﾃ｡ zlﾃ｡ sranda
- Croatian - Sadizam
- Slovak - Vﾃ｡ﾄｾaﾅ･ sa
- Slovenian - Sadizem
- Polish - O kurwa! / Beka w chuj
- Romanian - caterincﾄ・or mﾃ｢ﾅ｣ﾄ
- Turkish - haha kop!
- Vietnamese - Tao làm vì cái lulz
- Serbian - ﾐ｡ﾐｰﾐｴﾐｸﾐｷﾐｰﾐｼ
- Portuguese - Risosz
- Estonian - Lﾃｵlz
- Yiddish - ﾗ慵蹟ｸﾗ
- Thai - 犧金ｸｲ犧扉ｸｴ犧ｪ犧｡犹 and 555555555
- Belarusian - ﾐ･ﾐｰz-ﾑ・ｰz-ﾑ・ｰz
- Pig latin - ulz-lay
- Dutch -
Lol (This predates /b/, and even the internets.)Forgot about "Leedvermaak" eh?
- Danish - LOL!
- Macedonian - Seir
- Indonesian - wkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwkwk
- Malaysian - WAKENABEB
- Chanisian - trolulzulzulzulzulz
Phonetically, the English pronunciation of lulz is also homonymous to the word "lulls", which has Quantum Deep Significance and stands for the fact that no matter how hilarious any gags happen to be, they will eventually become unfunny if repeated too often, at the wrong times, and/or by the wrong people. When this occurs, the lulz can effectively become the "lulls" in the humor continuum...which open up into gaping, sucking holes leading to the Anti-Lulz. You never know when the lulz will suddenly let you down - and the only way to not be at risk for that occurring is to ensure that the lulz never truly matter to you. What would happen if the tables turned and the lulz stopped being funny because the laughing-with turned to the laughing-at, and you became the target? The moment this begins to matter to you, all hope for you becomes lost. Therefore, it has to not matter, ever...at ALL.
This shit was actually just made up by some asshat lawn gnome trying to pass itself off as a troll, and thus must be completely disregarded by your awareness, RIGHT NOW.
- A fatty raging at ED - laughing at, but not with, fat kids is always lulzy. >This shit is not lulz worthy
- Pterodactyl Sex
- Caseypedia - a deep well of delicious, thirst-quenching schadenfreude. Feels good man.
- I did it for the lulz
- Lulz Map - Check here for a location of notable lulzy events!
- Heppum's Razor
- Lulz News Network
- The Comprehensive Theory of Lulz
- Fox 11 report on lulz
- Critical analysis of lulz
- Moar Lulz Turtle Porn
- Even the academics know about teh lulz
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