1. the act of refraining from laughter in a comical situation. stands for Do Not Laugh.
2. originally meant to be used in those situations where something comical has occurred but society tells us it is wrong to laugh at those moments. It is the equivalent of pointing and staring and laughing out loud without actually doing such.
3. a phrase used to drawn the attention of those around you to a comical/ironic/noteworthy event/situation/person in your immediate surroundings without having the subject of the event/situation made aware.
4. loosely used to describe situations that are ironic or inspire confusion
dnL can either be whispered in delicate situations or screamed aloud when the hilarity is quickly passing and you wish to draw the attention of those around you quickly to the subject.
1. Can also be used to describe a situation, person or event in the present or past tense that would normally cause one to laugh out loud if it were not deemed unacceptable to do so by society.
(a man walks by wearing a yellow speedo and carrying a parrot on his shoulder) "DNL!"
(a group of girls are dancing at a bar and a 45 year old creeper comes up and starts dancing with them) "DNL!"
friend 1: "Then as we were about to leave, he went over to his mom and sister and kissed them on the lips."
Friend 2: "DNL what an oddball"
"That girl's outfit is a major DNL."
Girl: "And of course Feric Bana is standing right there as all of this is going on with his stupid choker and odd stance."
(girls turn the corner and Feric Bana is standing right there ... having heard everything they've just said)
Girl's Friends: "DNL DNL DNL"
NOUN. a place where omnificent sporadic events occur. These events have no relevance to life, society or human well-being. Multiple parties contribute to this non-existent and euphoric place. Delusions and excessive substance abuse are common here.
"What the hell is going on in our lives? this is complete NARNIA!!"