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“L” that came in our life last decade

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To continue with my decade series let’s check the Letter “L” today

 

LOL

Introduced: March 2011

Oxford dictionary definition: Used to draw attention to a joke or amusing statement, or to express amusement.

LB

Instagrammers know that LB stands for “like back,” while FB similarly means “follow back.” If you start seeing these all over your post’s comments, know that some people want tit for tat — essentially I like your photo, you like mine.

 

Lit

“Lit” can mean cool — especially when it comes to parties — but some people also use it as a synonym for drunk or high. Moms, you’ve been warned.

 

Now let’s check the technology that came in our lives in last decade

Consumer LED Light Bulb

LED bulbs are much more energy-efficient than the incandescent ones that have been used for decades, which waste 90 percent of their energy consumption on generating heat. But until 2010, LED bulbs were bulky, costly, and unfeasible for anything besides large industrial spaces. Then, in the face of federal legislation mandating better efficiency, manufacturers like GE and Philips developed bulbs meant for the everyday consumer. The bulbs use 20 percent of the energy of their incandescent predecessors and can last 25,000 hours–with average use, that’s more than a decade.

Well, the answer may surprise you…LEDs have been around for more than half a century! In fact, a viable working version of LED technology first came out in 1962. It was invented by 33 year old General Electric scientist Nick Holonyak Jr. Back then, GE called it “the magic one.”

 

 

 

That’s all for today

Do visit to check about new words and digital things what connected with us.

My theme for A2Z-2020 is peeping into new words and gadgets/ apps that time traveled in our lives in the last decade

and became part of our lives beyond separation now.

Wanna peep into my L post for tiffin treats…

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18 Responses

  1. Arushi Seth says:

    I think the first post where I knew all words. I feel cool. Lol
    All these words are so commonly used now that it seems they have been there for ever

  2. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Short and sweet this time..LOL 🙂

  3. Amrita says:

    I didn’t know LED can last for more than a decade!Interesting info.

  4. Sonia Dogra says:

    Not quite a sport for these tandon abbreviations Im happy I know the ones listed here. The last time I visited you my score was rather low.

  5. anupriya says:

    I had no clue about Lit. Well, now I know. And LEDs have taken our world by a storm. Come to Kolkata sometime and you will know what I mean.

  6. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    I wasn’t aware of LB/FB… thanks for enlightening me!

  7. Nice one Pragun. Lol, how amazing na, we have cut short our expression of laughter too. Loved your post.

  8. Kikzbèe says:

    Know all in here! Not bad

  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    I have heard about Follow Back but Like Back is a new one for me!
    LOL … while this is very common in chats and messaging, I once heard a friend say LOL. It was so funny 😀

  10. Simrit Bedi says:

    Pragun, your post reminded me of a very funny incident! About 8-9 years back I msgd my mom saying that I was stuck on a meeting and would be late. She msgd back saying lol..I was furious, I thought how could she think that I was bluffing! When I went home I asked her what she thought was so funny that I was working late. she gave me a blank expression. I showed her the msg and she said that she meant lots of love😂..

    • PraGun says:

      Haha, Simrit bang on, so this is how technology goofs up. That’s so cute of her to say LoL with the best abbrv we can think of instead of laughing.

  11. LOL is one of the most famous and hilarious words that is so famous in new generations.. great to know that it comes in use in year 2011. great series pragun, each day you are sharing new and amazing words.

  12. LoL the frequently abb.used by everyone, I was totally unaware of LB, will check this out on insta.

  13. Dipika says:

    The words that have become part of life and funniest of all is LOL.

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