While the term IRL generally means "in real life" in recent years, when combined with LOL the term has grown traction as an abbreviation or shorthand text-speak for "I really laughed". As the phrase 'LOL' -- a term once used to denote actual laughter -- has become overused and utilized in instances where no actual laughter has occurred, IRL is now being used to denote real laughter so as to let the other person know they actually found it funny.
Jane: LOL, irl.
"I fucked that whore IRL!" (Internet)
"He/she does not live in New York IRL." (Actor/Actress)
"I wish I could attract members of the opposite sex IRL."
"Do you think we'll ever meet IRL?"
A way for WoW fags or other obsessive gamers to imply that they actually have a life to their friends online.
Gamer 2: 'But dude, the battle's just about to start'
Gamer 1: 'I know, seriously, why doesn't my mom take it out, it's her trash!?!'
Gamer 3: 'I thought you said you were thirty...'
Gamer 1: 'I am'
Gamer 2: 'And you still live with your mom???'
Gamer 1: AFK*
the last line of defense for someone whose pride has been crushed online. refers to the fact that life offline matters more and invariably resorted to in all online arguments between strangers because it cant really be proven whether you are in fact the varsity-squad ladies man you claim to be or whether you are a total loser and reject who is still horrible at the internet
gamer 2: IRL IRL get a LIFE you 33 year old LOOSER
gamer 1: i have a girlfriend and i bench 245, fag
gamer 2: ROOFLES ya right i bet youre 12 years old have you ever kissed a girl. i have a girlfriend and bench 300. im fucking varisty football and i get more pussy than youll ever see, FAG. go play some more video games
on warcraft III lordaeron LIGHTKNIGHT6969/LK6969 would be an example of a winner IRL and online, while bei would be a total loser IRL and a dominating machine online. then there's the other 96% of bnet who have never touched a girl or played a decent game