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The Linguistic Evolution of ‘LOL’ – The Atlantic

This week, Kim Kardashian West did something she has done many, many times before: She posted a picture of herself on Instagram. Look, in particular, at that dangling LOL. Kim is doing a lot of things in the photosnapping a selfie, gazing at her reflected image with a mixture of curiosity and wonderment, being nakedbut laughing is definitely not one of them. Kim is a person who takes her body very seriously, not just in the way most of us do, but also in a way that acknowledges its status as a Boorstinian media event and a means of capitalistic production.

Image courtesy of theatlantic.com

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