Saturday, July 9, 2011

What is ROTFL?

Abbreviations for Email and Texting

Recently some friends and I were sitting back just shooting the breeze when one of the guys received a text.  He replied and had a bit of a conversation with the person on the other end.  Then he looks at us and says, "What the heck is ROTFL?".  Well, none of us knew, so I called my daughter (who is in an Xer -Generation X was born between 1965 and 1980) and she explained it meant Rolling On The Floor Laughing.  So we asked her for more abbreviations, and she gave us the ones we knew already like BTW;  By The Way and OBO; Or Best Offer.  But she also shared more we did not know.
BCNU - Be seeing you
FWIW - For what it's worth (I think I have seen this one before)
IMHO - In my humble opion
TTYL - Talk to you later
TTFN - Ta ta for now (Actually my friend Cecil used to often say ttfn to me, so I know this one too).
RTFM - Read the funny manual (yea, that's not what she really said. . .)
TNSTAAFL - There's not such thing as a free lunch. 
So for my Baby Boomer friends, you may find this very helpful.


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