I hate abbreviations. It's gotten out of control with texting and twitter and facebook. I refuse to do it. I never say u for you. I don't put idk for I don't know. And I hate lol for Ha ha ha. In fact...just to be sarcastic about the over use of lol these days, sometimes I use elle oh elle. Just cause. I've noticed people say lol when it's not really a laughing out loud moment. Example, "I don't think I've ever been this tired.lol" People type it like breathing almost. It's just become habit.
Anyways....here's a place I like abbreviations. It's just a state, but in the context of the headline it kinda comes out wrong.