what does rofl mean

People today, especially teens, have different languages of acronyms where everything is short and simple. You might have seen a text conversation your someone is having on social media or their mobile phone. You may not understand half the conversation that was typed. 

They try to make typing very easy and simple so that they don’t have to type long sentences all the time. Writing in acronyms makes texting messages and chatting on social media to be easy. But when you see the ones, you are not familiar with, you will not understand what it means.

So, whether you are a teen trying to expand your acronym vocabulary or a parent trying to figure out what your kid has been up to. We want to help you, so we have listed below the most common and up-to-date teen texting acronyms that will help you to understand secret messages.

Texting Acronyms and Their Meaning

  • LMAO = Laughing my ass off
  • LOL = Laugh out loud
  • AFAIK = As far as I know
  • AKA = Also known as
  • TMI = Too much information
  • BRB = Be right back
  • B/C = Because
  • WB = Welcome back
  • Cd9 = Code nine
  • B4 = Before
  • DM = Direct Message
  • DWBH = Don’t worry, be happy
  • FWB = Friends with benefits
  • SMH = Shake (shaking) my head
  • WTPA = Where is the party at?
  • OMG = Oh my God
  • NTS = Note to self
  • FML = F*** my life
  • ROFL = Rolling on the floor laughing
  • TIA = Thanks in advance
  • IMO/IMHO = In my opinion/in my honest opinion/in my humble opinion
  • 143 = I love you
  • AFAIC = As far as I am concerned
  • MOS = Mom over the shoulder
  • WTH – What the heck (hell)?
  • F2F or FTF = Face to face
  • BTW = By the way
  • JIC = Just in case
  • TBH = To be honest
  • TMRW = Tomorrow
  • Obvi = Obvious(ly)
  • SRSLY = Seriously
  • J4F = Just for fun
  • IRL = In real life
  • LSR = Loser
  • L8 = Late
  • 4EAE = Forever and ever
  • JSYK = Just so you know
  • MIRL = Meet in real life
  • TTYL = Talk to you later
  • YW = You are welcome
  • TBC = To be continued
  • ATM = At the moment
  • LMK = Let me know
  • IKR = I know, right?
  • IDK = I don’t know
  • BFN = Bye for now

We also explained more below:

POS => Parent over shoulder (This acronym is mostly used in line with Cd9 as it indicates that person texting cannot talk freely because their parents are around.)

AWOL => Absent without leave (This acronym is usually used in the armed forces. In texting, it means that someone vanished without informing anyone. For example: After going AWOL, authorities caught up with the thieving group holed up in a basement.)

OTP => One true pairing (This acronym is meant for sentences where you are shipping a couple or trying to set a standard. For example: Melanie and Ford have been together for 15 years. They are the true OTP!)

B49 => Bye for now (This acronym is used in a normal way to end a conversation or sarcastically like when people say “Bye Felicia” to get rid of annoying person.)

NSFW => Not safe for work (You might have often seen the words “NSFW” attached to a picture. It indicates that the picture’s content is not safe for viewing in a public environment such as your workplace. For example: The “Woman’s Day” magazine published an NSFW picture of women breastfeeding.)

YOLO => You only live once (This acronym is mostly used to describe situations where you are doing something daring or convincing your friend to do something that is dangerous. For example: A bunch of people from our college are going bungee jumping and I am thinking about going too. YOLO, right?)

NSFL => Not safe for life. (This is written as a humorous disclaimer that once you view or hear something, your life will never be the same. For example: The link John sent me says NSFL and now I am afraid to open it.)

These are just some of the most popular acronyms that are being used nowadays. So now when you are texting, you can use these acronyms and have fun chatting with your friends. Like emoticons, they are all the rage and an easy way to converse without typing long sentences.


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