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Here's How People LOL Differently Around The World

In Japan they write WWWW. In Thailand they type 5555.

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1. France.

It stands for "Mort de rire", which translates as "died of laughter".
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It stands for "Mort de rire", which translates as "died of laughter".

2. Sweden.

Short for "asgarv", which is the Swedish word for intense laughter.
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Short for "asgarv", which is the Swedish word for intense laughter.

3. Thailand.

The number 5 in Thai (๕) sounds like "ha" when you say it out loud.
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The number 5 in Thai (๕) sounds like "ha" when you say it out loud.

4. Afghanistan.

The initials stand for "Ma Khanda Mikonom", which means "I am laughing".
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The initials stand for "Ma Khanda Mikonom", which means "I am laughing".

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5. Japan.

From the word "warai", meaning "laugh".
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From the word "warai", meaning "laugh".

6. Portugal & South America.

Short for "risos", meaning "laughter".
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Short for "risos", meaning "laughter".

7. Mexico.

As in, the Spanish spelling of "haha".
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As in, the Spanish spelling of "haha".

8. China.

From emoji no. 233, used on a popular online forum in China to express laughter.
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From emoji no. 233, used on a popular online forum in China to express laughter.

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9. Indonesia.

An abbreviation of "waka", the Indonesian onomatopoeia for laughing.
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An abbreviation of "waka", the Indonesian onomatopoeia for laughing.

10. Israel.

Pronounced "haha"
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Pronounced "haha"

11. Malaysia.

Simply "ha", three times.
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Simply "ha", three times.

12. South Korea.

Note: this one actually represents the sound of a quiet giggle, rather a full-on ROFL.
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Note: this one actually represents the sound of a quiet giggle, rather a full-on ROFL.