So, in case you have no idea what I wrote in the title above, here’s what it means: “In case you missed it, thank god it’s Friday, see you later and bring your own bottle. Laugh out loud”.
Well, no, I’m not actually inviting all of you to my house. This is actually a text I received from a friend of mine last week, and it took me a couple of minutes to figure out what she was trying to say.
That’s why I wanted to tell you everything you need to know about LOLspeak.
LOLspeak is a specialized form of mobile texting and messaging communication. Their origin is of course from abbreviations, which have been used in the English language since the 15th century.
With the widespread use of textual communication through emails, texting, messaging and social media, the use of LOLspeak became increasingly popular due to the fact that most of these texting services limit the number of characters that can be used in each message/post/text/etc.
Furthermore, LOLspeak is much quicker to write; and in this fast paced world, we are always looking for new ways to save time.
Here are a few examples of the more popular uses of LOLspeak:
- BRB – Be Right Back
- OMG – Oh My God
- YOLO – You Only Live Once
- IDK – I Don’t Know
- ROLF – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
- AFK – Away From Keyboard
- TBH – To Be Honest
But don’t forget, not all LOLspeak can be used in formal school or business writing, so you should check Abbreviations.com to make sure that you didn’t just send your boss an email using “WTF”
Liron and the Ginger Team