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LOL and ROTFLMAO on Battle.net

I was just browsing Henjo’s Diablo Page on the Wayback Machine and came across this interesting item in the FAQ:

Q: What are the most common abbreviations for Diablo?
A: There are lots of abbreviations used on Battle.net and the newsgroup Alt.Games.Diablo. What follows is a short list of common ones. If you encounter one you don’t know, don’t be afraid to ask.

LOL = Laughing Out Loud
ROTFLMAO = Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
AGD = Alt.Games.Diablo
GPOW = Godly Plate of the Whale
KSOH = Kings Sword of Haste
ORZ = Obsidian Ring of the Zodiac
PK = Player Killer
PKK = Player Killer Killer

Did such nowadays common acronyms like LOL and ROFLMAO (here still ROTFLMAO) origin on Battle.net? Not necessarily, but obviously many encountered them there first. It’s interesting that they are here introduced as quasi Diablo-specific.

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