hooting & howling

If You...

Giggle, squeal, squeak, snort, chortle, chuckle, titter, snicker, peal, hoot, cachinnate, shriek, howl, guffaw, cackle, wheeze, moan, yodel, or make any kind of laughing sound when I tickle you I’m 1000% guaranteed to tickle you because laughter is SO PRECIOUS and I LOVE IT!!

You know what they say. Laughter is the best medicine~

Reblog if you wish you had a pet Tickle Monster living under your bed!

• Feeds off of your laughter and love
• Plays with your plushes and naps in your bed when you’re not home
• Gets sad and lonely and sleeps in your bed when you spend nights away from home
• Comes in any shape/size/form
• Has awesome inhuman powers
• Is also ticklish
• Protects you for the rest of the night when you’re sad/scared
• Is a big baby puppy doggo
• Loves you like a doggo would love their owner
• Even if you outgrow the tickle monster, they’ll still always be there for you through the good, the bad, and the fugly
• Still speaks your language, accompanied by animal noises
• Gives best hugs 11/10
• sings to you like a birb but instead of whistling/chirping, they hum, hoot, softly howl, meow, etc.
• Is always super happy when you come home and showers you with hugs, kisses, and affectionate tickles

Reblog if you agree.

I love how laughter is notated in so many different ways through internet communication, and how different methods of typing laughter convey so many different pieces of information.

I mean, there are already a LOT of synonyms for laughter in English - titter, giggle, snicker, laugh, chuckle, snort, cackle, chuckle, guffaw, chortle, snigger, crack up, roar, crow, howl, hoot, peal - all of which have their own nuance of meaning. A “guffaw” has a totally different sound than a “titter”, after all.

And typed internet laughter has just as much breadth and nuance of meaning - you can hear it through a combination of onomatopoeic and visual-symbolic means.

You’ve got all the acronyms, which are small little conversational inserts/reactions, and “lol” doubles for a basic friendly mood indicator to avoid tone misinterpretations…

lol 
lmbo
lmao
rotfl
rotflh

And then you have “haha” versus “hahaha” and “hahahahahahahaha” where the increasing amount of repetitions shows an increasing intensity of laughing fits and amusement. “Haha” is a little chuckle, “hahahahahahahahahahahaha” is something much more hearty.

And then the way that you start that “haha” also matters.

mwahahahaha = evil laughter
bwahahahaha = a big burst of hearty, almost bawdy laughter erupting at once
ahahahahaha = a somewhat louder or more resonant laugh than “haha”
ohohohohoho = that surprised, intrigued “oh” factor about something juicy
hohohohoho = either a similar sort of laughter to “ohoho” or a jolly, Santa-esque belly laugh
hehehehehehe = mischievous laughter, almost tittering

And then, the less related “teehee” and “teeheehee”. And I think I’ve seen “lololololol” around there somewhere??? And how about things that are basically sarcastic, like “har dee har har”? And someone who doesn’t quite laugh, but they blow out a bunch of air in amusement? We’ve got that too… “pffffffft!” If their lips begin to buzz in the process, you hear, “pbbbbt!”

Thor, you can even indicate laughter as a simple action, like you do with anything. Which means we can get *laugh* and *snigger* and [chuckle] and [cackles wildly] and a whole bunch of other means of expressing laughter.

Adding caps lock adds a whole new dimension to all of these. And keysmashing! And punctuation marks! Which means we get some REALLY AWESOME EXPRESSIONS LIKE;

ha. ha ha.
HAHAHahahAhAhasha;eoginaer;on!!!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
teeheehee?
[maniacal cackle]
*points and laughs*
hey how a re u? lol
ROTFLHHH
[gigglesnort]
ooooooooo ohohohohohohohoooooooooo!

Or gif laughter!!!

Originally posted by omgskullsnrosesrock

Originally posted by bot-kodanial-uchiwa

Originally posted by totalxretard

And this is only in ONE language. I haven’t even gotten to jajaja or ㅋㅋㅋㅋ and all of those cool things, too!

LIKE LOOK HOW AWESOME AND FREAKISHLY EXPRESSIVE WE CAN BE ON THE INTERNET JUST BY INDICATING LAUGHTER OF ALL SORTS OF VARIOUS KINDS.

SORRY FOR FREAKING OUT AND RAMBLING HALF-COHERENTLY BUT THIS FORM OF COMMUNICATION IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!

saffychu replied to your post: almost got into a 1 on 8 fight in the middle of…

Whoa, you okay?

oh yeah im good!! nobody threw fists or anything but i had the cart and i was trying to catch up w my mother without leaving my father behind (he walks with a cane so he’s not very fast) and these girls tried to fuckin cut me off on purpose and were laughing about it and i called one of them a bitch and they just started hooting and howling and tried to egg me on and according to my dad they said they were gonna jump me but they were nobodies it was all talk, but yknow even if it wasn’t i’ll take a bitch down  (ง'̀-‘́)ง