College professors are anything but LOL at their students' recent writing habits, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Not only are instructors not laughing out loud—shortened to LOL in text messages and online chats—at the technology-oriented shorthand that has seeped into academic papers, but many of them also sternly telling students to stop using the new language even in less formal writing. "Despite the fact that I happen to be perfectly capable of reading any incoherent drivel you may send to my inbox directly from your phone keypad, 'wut up ya I cnt make it 2 clss lol' is insanely...

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