Here's one for the books. British Prime Ministor David Cameron doesn't know what LOL meant, until a couple of years ago. Rebekah Brooks, former News of the World editor was getting grilled today as part of an inquiry conducted by the British Parliament over last year's hacking scandal. She unearthed this gem.
She and Cameron exchanged texts regularly in 2010 and he would sign off on them with "LOL", believing that it meant "lots of love". Brooks explained to him later that the real meaning of that is "laughing out loud".
"How were these texts signed off? Everyone wants to know," says Jay. Leveson asks: "Do I?"
"He would sign them off 'DC' in the main," says Brooks.
Anything else? "Occasionally he would sign them off LOL, 'lots of love', until I told him it meant 'laugh out loud' and he didn't sign them that anymore. In the main DC I'd have thought."