They single out the example of "ROFL" as not obviously being the abbreviation of "rolling on the floor laughing" (emphasis added).
Therefore, as we can see, the term 'good sense of humour' can mean either producing humorous material, or being receptive to the humour produced by others.
an online chat site, teens use this term before asking for the asl of a person as a way to ensure maximum time to ' CYBURR' their counterpart.
If you ask someone to list the characteristics they require in a potential dating partner, it is likely that they would say they want someone with a good sense of humour.
Linguist John Mc Whorter stated, "Lol is being used in a particular way. Mc Whorter stated that lol is utilized less as a reaction to something that is hilarious, but rather as a way to lighten the conversation.
Yunker and Barry in a study of online courses and how they can be improved through podcasting have found that these slang terms, and emoticons as well, are "often misunderstood" by students and are "difficult to decipher" unless their meanings are explained in advance.