What does COL stand for?

Crying out loud

When someone is feeling down, they might use the term ‘COL’. It’s kind of like ‘LOL’, but for when you’re feeling blue instead of happy.

You’ll probably see ‘COL’ pop up in text messages or on social media, often used by people dealing with a tough time. Maybe their girlfriend or boyfriend just broke up with them, they lost their job, their phone is missing, they didn’t do well on a test, or they had a car accident.

There’s no limit to the number of reasons someone might feel down. If you see someone use ‘COL’, a good response might be “SAT. LMK how I can help.” It shows you’re there for them and willing to lend a helping hand.

Example for using ‘COL’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear what happened to me today? 😞

No, what’s wrong? πŸ˜”

I got fired from my job. COL! 😭

Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that. SAT. LMK how I can help. πŸ˜•