Wondering, ‘what does rofl mean in texting?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘rofl’ during a text message to you or on social media, don’t worry it’s generally a good thing!
Rofl stands for ‘Roll On The Floor Laughing’, it’s a common internet slang abbreviation used as a one-up from LOL to express hilarity.
It was one of the first abbreviations I ever saw online, so ROFL has always been something I’ve enjoyed seeing and using when chatting online!
What Does Rofl Mean in Texting?
Some of the most common text speak, slang, and abbreviations revolve around laughing, so it’s no surprise that Rofl is a popular one.
Rofl means Roll On The Floor Laughing and is used when someone wants to paint the picture that they found something you said so funny that they’re rolling around on the floor laughing about it.
Of course, I doubt they did actually fall off their chair and drop their phone and roll around laughing!
But the whole point of using emojis and abbreviations in text messages is to convey some emotion and put a little more emotion into words.
Rofl is a great way to do that!
If you see Rofl, chances are the person thinks you’re hilarious and they’re enjoying your conversation.
But be sure to take in the whole context of the conversation, there is also a chance they’re being sarcastic!
What Does Rofl Mean on Social Media?
The same goes for social media!
If you see Rofl on a post or in a comment, it means the same thing as it does in texting.
But again, be sure to take into the context and tone of the conversation before you start planning your next roast!
Rofl can be a great way to show you’re enjoying yourself and laughing along with someone, so go ahead and use it the next time you’re chatting with friends!
I certainly prefer it over “haha” or “LOL”, I don’t know why, it just makes me laugh more.
Examples of Rofl in A Text Conversation
Here are a few examples of how Rofl might be used in a text conversation.
Sender: “I just saw the funniest meme – here is it!”
Recipient: “Rofl, that is literally one of the funniest things I ever saw!”
Sender: “I can’t believe you told Mark his standup was bad!”
Recipient: “Rofl, I know, I hope he’s not too offended!”
Sender: “Did you hear about what happened to Bob?”
Recipient: “No, what happened?”
Sender: “He tried to take a selfie on a boat and dropped his phone in the water!”
Recipient: “Rofl, that’s a costly one, but still funny!”
As you can see, Rofl is generally used in a positive way to show that the person found something you said funny.
But, as with anything on the internet, be sure to take the context of the conversation into account before you start using it!
If something thinks you’re laughing at their expense or at something that shouldn’t be funny, they can easily be offended.
Similar Slang as Rofl You Might See Used
If you’re wondering what other slang terms are similar to Rofl, here are a few that you might see used.
- Lmao – Laughing My [butt] Off
- Hahaha – Just literally meaning laughing (here is what it means when someone texts ‘haha’ a lot!)
- Lol – Laugh Out Loud
- Vbg – Very Big Grin
- Ikr – I Know, Right?
You could use any of these abbreviations to show someone that you find something funny, it really comes down to how you feel and what you’re comfortable using.
Should You Use Abbreviations When Texting?
It’s really up to you whether or not you want to use abbreviations like KMT when texting.
I know some people who never use them, and others who use them all the time.
Most people that use abbreviations do so as a way to save time and write messages quicker, that’s why they came about in the first place.
Admittedly abbreviations became popular years ago when text messages were charged by the number of characters used, so people started to use them to save money.
It also used to be a lot more difficult to type out full words on a phone keypad on old Nokia phones!
Nowadays, phones have become a lot more user-friendly and have predictive text and speech to text so it’s not as necessary to short-hand as much.
In fact, there is an argument that it takes longer sometimes to use abbreviations because a lot of phones don’t like them until you save them.
Also, the person receiving the message has to pause and think about what they mean.
Not everyone is familiar with all the abbreviations, so it can cause confusion.
For me, I tend to use the type of language I know the person receiving the message will be comfortable with.
But either way, it’s up to you and it’s certainly a good idea to brush up on modern text slang if you want to hang with the cool kids!
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.