An older relative of mine believes, quite wrongly, that LOL stands for Lots of Love. Maybe she doesn’t realise that there’s another meaning for it at all – so therefore is unaware of the potential for embarrassment when she sends a text like this:
“Hi, So sorry to hear that you had a fall. Hope you’re ok. lol ****** xx”
EDIT: I’m so pleased my laptop is now bluetooth enabled. It allows the sharing of this wonderful pic to illustrate the use of “LOL”.