Junior Ganymede
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“Consider me as laughing, and join me if you wish.”

June 23rd, 2009 by GST

I came across this ancestor to “LOL” in the most recent K9YA Telegraph (free subscription), taken from the Chicago Daily Tribune of November 17, 1938.

[The] Continental Morse code of amateur radio is the only language known to man with a specific expression denoting laughter or appreciation thereof.  HI […. ..] is understood as, “What I have just said is funny.  Consider me as laughing, and join me if you wish.”  In response it means, “I agree that your remarks are funny.  Consider me as joining in your laughter.”

Yukking it up.

Yukking it up.

Comments (6)
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June 23rd, 2009 08:57:44
6 comments

Matsby
June 23, 2009

HImao


Vader
June 23, 2009

I badly wanted a ham license as a kid. Regrettably, I was too manual dexterity challenged to pass the Morse code part of the test.


Ben Pratt
June 23, 2009

I badly want a ham license as an adult!


Bookslinger
June 23, 2009

Matsby
June 26, 2009

I badly want some ham.


Adam G.
June 27, 2009

I am a ham.

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