23 Oct

Yep… LOL "Laugh out Loud"


Just in case you needed more convincing… this is about laughing – out loud…

lol us
Bad photo, but who cares?
When the World Cup was on the go, I read something about a journalist who landed in South Africa. He said what struck him the most was the laughter he heard at the airport, obviously something he wasn’t accustomed to. South Africans are a peculiar lot, but one thing we do is laugh and usually out loud. I think it’s because we’re usually to be found out of doors, so conversations get spoken loudly across braais (bbq’s) and laughter is something practised at the same volume.

Yes, we are loud, I think, but most of all, we know how to laugh, especially at ourselves and when something is funny, we aren’t shy to let the world know. Yes, yes, our laughter may be quite loud and rumbustious, but that’s us.

Laughter is contagious. I saw a little booklet the other day and one of the notes in it said: "A felicidade é contagiosa: cerque-se de rostos felizes." Happiness is contagious: surround yourself with happy faces.

Sometimes, I forget to laugh. I forget that laughter feels good. A good belly laugh heals so much ill. It occurred to me that we don’t hear much laughter here at all, loud or soft. They smile, they chuckle, and laugh softly. It isn’t that laugh that forces itself up from deep in your belly, stretching your mouth and face, squeezing your eyes shut and letting the tears roll. Ah… to laugh is good!

What makes you belly laugh?


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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in feel good, humour


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5 responses to “LOL

  1. The Unending Light

    September 8, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Laughter is good. It releases endorphins, which is good, because they’re always being imprisoned by the drudgery of daily life. Free the endorphins!

    • tintalasia

      September 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

      We can become activists for the freedom of endorphins? I like that! Now I need a name for the movement. Society for the Freedom of Endorphins sounds a little lame. Any ideas?

      • The Unending Light

        September 8, 2012 at 9:01 am

        SocFrEnd. Yep that works LOL

      • tintalasia

        September 8, 2012 at 9:16 am

        Brilliant! It just needed a bit of polish!

      • The Unending Light

        September 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

        Are endorphins Polish? Well, Gdansky that. Sorry, awooga, crap pun alert.


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