David Cameron, the Conservative Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes signed his text messages to the ousted former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News International with ‘LOL.’
“He would sign them off ‘DC’ in the main,” Rebekah Brooks told the Leveson Inquiry, which is probing British media malfeasance, according to the Guardian. “Occasionally, he would sign them off ‘LOL, lots of love, until I told him it meant laugh out loud and then he didn’t sign them like that any more.”
Brooks also revealed that Cameron enjoyed a “Boxing Day mulled wine mince pie party” at her sister-in-law’s, which, as Sportsnet Magazine‘s Shannon Proudfoot pointed out on Twitter, is the “most British thing ever.”
Cameron isn’t the first to confuse the meaning of LOL. Canadian New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik spoke of LOL-worthy confusion at The Moth.