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ROFL

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An acronym for “rolling on the floor laughing” that is used in response to something funny. ROFL is an acronym for “rolling on the floor laughing.” It has evolved from internet speak called “1337” speak, which is mainly used in written communication, such as when instant messaging or text messaging. The acronym implies that something is incredibly funny. The thought of actually rolling on the floor and laughing implies that whatever was said must be extremely funny. There is another acronym, LOL, meaning “laugh out loud,” that is more common than ROFL and that means that something is laughable; ROFL is reserved for those instances when something extremely funny was said. ROFL is much faster to type than “rolling on the floor laughing” and expresses the same type of response. When instant messaging, acronyms are usually preferred over typing long phrases because not only are they faster to type, they are also faster to read. Furthermore, ROFL is used mainly in response to something extremely funny. Otherwise, LOL is used instead.
 
After I instant messaged a joke to a friend, she replied: ROFL
Etymology : "rolling" + "on" + "the floor" + "laughing"
Source : Friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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