What’s the meaning of lol, lmao, rofl, brb, afk, ty, thx, and np in Hubpages?

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  1. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 14 years ago

    What’s the meaning of lol, lmao, rofl, brb, afk, ty, thx, and np in Hubpages?

  2. Koby profile image61
    Kobyposted 14 years ago


    Lmao, not imao, means laugh my @ss off

  3. kellypollard profile image57
    kellypollardposted 14 years ago

    my favorite:
    rotflmao = roling on the floor laughing my @ss off.

  4. GreenGardenGuy profile image60
    GreenGardenGuyposted 14 years ago

    There was a program years ago called "PowWow" where you could chat with multiple people at the same time. It could speak all of the LOLs and LMAOs. It could even do LSHCCOMNAIWEDA, which translates to: laughing so hard coke came out my nose and I wasn't even drinking any. That's the longest one I know. LOL

  5. profile image49
    rafiqin987posted 14 years ago

    lol - laugh out loud
    lmao-laughing my ass off
    rofl-rolling on floor, laughing
    brb-be right back
    afk-away from keyboard..
    ty-thank you
    np-no problem

  6. Somesh Dutt profile image59
    Somesh Duttposted 14 years ago

    Well,these are nothing but short forms for common phrases used while chatting with your friends and people in general online. Its the bonsai for phrases like;
    lol = laugh out loud
    lmao = laugh my a** out
    rofl = rolling on the floor laughing
    brb = be right back
    afk = away from keyboard
    ty & thnx = thankyou & thanx
    np = no problemo
    Its not only in hubpages but on the internet generally.
    So next time you chat try 'em!!!!

  7. evaoparah profile image59
    evaoparahposted 14 years ago

    Well, to the first responder I think it is a common practice to use abbreviation while chatting. The use of short words and so called abbreviation makes chatting flow evenly and people could catch up as chatting is sort of a stream of words. For example ppl means people and LMAO mean "laugh my ass off". These are exciting moments where in some cases expressions are good enough to tell individual's mind and concepts. For example I have bunch of rare emoticon which expresses my ideas, concept and wishes just at first site. I am not going to repeat the meanings of the abbreviations because they have all been explained

  8. MyFirstPages profile image61
    MyFirstPagesposted 14 years ago

    I think there are negative and positive things about using text/computer abbreviations on HubPages.
    The good thing- and in general too, it's just so much easier to respond to a funny message by going:
    instead of-
    Oh my god that was laugh out loud laugh out loudddddddd loud funny!

    But also, sometimes it just gets annoying to readers and especially on here, when we write to be understood and not to post gibberish in codes.

  9. alekhouse profile image73
    alekhouseposted 14 years ago

    lol: laughing out loud
    lmao: laugh my ass off
    rofl: rolling on the floor laughing
    brb: be right back
    afk: away from the keyboard
    ty: thank you
    thx: thanks
    np: no problem

  10. crickette_w profile image60
    crickette_wposted 14 years ago

    I really think this is like anything we do in life.  There is evolution in expression.  We try so hard in our world to make things shorter and easier.  Now, being a country girl I accidently have shortened words like" s'pose, outta, lotta, kin'a, luv ya, gotta, they aren't necessarily shortened they are just habit I do s'pose.  The cutest one I know that is the first letter of each word is DILLIGAS.  Now figure this one out.  Oh, when I was young my sister and I learned very quickly to speak pig latin or double talk.  We both speak these very fluently to this day and if talking around our kids and don't want them to know what we are saying.  I think the list you have actually was started for a quicker shorter way for people to text.  Text messages if not unlimited cost a lot.  So shortening them is crucial to young'uns. I look at my daughters text messages and congratulate her for learning a new language, LOL!!!!!

  11. Jersey Jess profile image60
    Jersey Jessposted 14 years ago

    These are abbreviations that many people use instead of writing out the whole thing. But HubPages uses them??

    lol: laugh out loud

    lmao: laughing my a$$ off

    rofl:rolling on the floor laughing

    brb: be right back

    afk: i'm away from the keyboard

    ty: thank you

    thx: thanks

    np: no problem

  12. Viper_boyz profile image60
    Viper_boyzposted 14 years ago

    These all are short forms of some words. If u feel lazy just use them:-
    lol - laugh out loud

    lmao-laughing my ass off

    rofl-rolling on floor, laughing

    brb-be right back

    afk-away from keyboard..

    ty-thank you


    np-no problem

  13. profile image56
    SpaceAgeposted 14 years ago

    laugh out loud

    be right back

    thank you


    no problem

  14. profile image48
    Nibbles Mposted 14 years ago

    lol:laugh out loud
    lmao laugh my as*
    brb be right back
    afk away from the keybored
    thx thanks
    np no problem
    ty thank you

  15. profile image50
    Savannah0024posted 14 years ago

    LOL: Laughing Out Loud
    LMAO: Laughing My Ass Off
    ROFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
    BRB: Be Right Back
    AFK: Away From The Keyboard
    TY: Thank You
    THX: Thanks
    NP: No Problem.

    I'll add some that I know.

    GTG: Got To Go
    LYLAS: Love You Like A Sister
    TTYL: Talk To You Later


  16. L3B0 profile image61
    L3B0posted 14 years ago

    Laugh Out Loud
    Laugh My *ss Off
    Be Right Back
    Thanks (thx)


  17. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 13 years ago

    One time saw a street slinger with a big garish necklace that said PIMP.

    So being a wisenheimer - I googled acronyms on the net and the next day - he laughed when I said that, PIMP stands for "Peeing In My Pants."

    He never wore that necklace again.

    BITCH = Babe In Total Control Honey

  18. profile image52
    pettittgirlposted 13 years ago

    How about the good old TTFN (Ta Ta For Now). Been in use, in England at least, for donkeys years. Don't see that too much these days. I'm showing my age now!! LOL

  19. profile image49
    azekisposted 13 years ago

    LOL - Laughing out loud

    LMAO - Laugh my ass off

    ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

    BRB - Be right back

    AFK - away from keyboard

    TY - Thank you

    THX - Thanks

    NP - no problem

    WTH - what the hell

    WTF - what the f*ck

    NVM - nevermind

  20. profile image49
    somethingsweetposted 13 years ago

    all the while i thought LMAO stands for --- "laughing my all out". stupid me. haha!

  21. profile image0
    iamqweenbeeposted 13 years ago

    GBY = God Bless You

    ROFLRH = Rolling On the Floor Laughing Real Hard

    WTF = What the F---

    I thought LOL meant laugh out laugh! hahahahaha

  22. Lifeallstar1 profile image60
    Lifeallstar1posted 13 years ago

    Wow...already answered here. I knew all of them except for afk. I'm glad I looked. Away from my keyboard. I assume they know when I don't answer..LOL (laughing out loud) Usually we have an away message but I learned something new today :-) It's not just in hubpages though, it's everywhere, especially in chats.

  23. Motor leathers profile image59
    Motor leathersposted 13 years ago

    And there are also some intersting abbreviations in motorcycles world (used by Pagans MC):
    ARGO - Ar Go F**k Yourself
    NUNYA - Nun'Ya F**kin' Business

  24. profile image55
    usmankhan1posted 13 years ago

    thanks for thx , dont know about the others

  25. profile image49
    Angel2810posted 13 years ago

    lol- laugh out loud
    lmao- laugh my ass off
    rofl- rolling on floor laughing
    brb- be right back
    afk- away from keyboard
    ty- thank you
    thx- thanx
    np- no prob

  26. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 13 years ago

    Nothing else to say. All have been properly spelled out. So to be "in", I just took notes for handy use, just in case. Thx! Ty!

  27. WoodsmensPost profile image62
    WoodsmensPostposted 13 years ago

    I thought they meant

    LOL= Little Old Lady
    LMAO = Love My Arthritis Ointment
    ROFL = Retirement Opportunity, Fort Lauderdale
    AFK = Anyone Feeling Kinky
    TY = Thank You
    THX = Thanks
    NP= Nightime Poop
    OMG = Oh My,Gas
    WTF =Wag the Finger
    TTYL= Time To Your Laxitives

  28. Randy Simonato profile image60
    Randy Simonatoposted 13 years ago

    In this digital age, texting replaced the formality of actually conversing with another human being by word of mouth.  They resorted to common abreviations and most likely will never get out of this new age communication.  It's fast and for most convenient but I'm old-fashioned so I don't mind taking the etxra two minutes to type out my message in full, lol

  29. ngureco profile image81
    ngurecoposted 13 years ago

    Learn the meaning of popular Internet acronyms and slang terms, suc has lol, lmao, brb, and more! read more

  30. flinsura profile image61
    flinsuraposted 13 years ago

    lmao: laugh my ass off, lmao: laugh my ass off,lol: laughing out loud, rofl: rolling on the floor laughing, ty: thank you, np: no problem, afk: away from the keyboard,brb: be right back

  31. ajuvr profile image60
    ajuvrposted 13 years ago

    what an acute sense of barbaric linguistics is this dear nXgYuz?

  32. JustinQwerty profile image57
    JustinQwertyposted 13 years ago

    All of these are names of bands. Duh.

    LOL: Lots of Lotus's
    LMAO: Large Male Attack Orangutan
    ROFL: Rotten Old Fruit Loops
    BRB: Big Red Balloons
    AFK: A Fortunate Kiwi
    TY: Taters? Yum!
    THX: The Home-schooled Xylophone
    NP: Narcissistic Pears

    Glad I could help.

  33. disease symptoms profile image59
    disease symptomsposted 13 years ago

    that's usual abbre...

    anything special in meaning with hubs

  34. sabrinaaq profile image60
    sabrinaaqposted 13 years ago

    Laugh out loud
    laugh my a** off
    rolling on the floor laughing
    be right back
    away from keyboard
    thank you
    no problem
    I have a hub on text talk and abbreviations similar to this you should check it out

  35. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 13 years ago

    a few more are
    FYI= For your information
    ttyl=Talk to you later

  36. meteoboy profile image66
    meteoboyposted 13 years ago

    I dont know all , but i believe that

    np means no problem

    thx means thanks

    np means no problem

    and  afk  away from keyboard

  37. MoneyCreator24 profile image58
    MoneyCreator24posted 13 years ago

    I´m quite sure about it - LOL means "Lots Of Love"

  38. nanetteparker profile image60
    nanetteparkerposted 13 years ago

    lol - laugh at loud
    brb - be right back
    ty - thank you
    thx - thanks
    np - no problem

  39. onceuponatime66 profile image61
    onceuponatime66posted 13 years ago

    Everyone on here is hilarious and I love what they wrote.   Funny or not.  If you don't know what they mean now you do.  Smiles.

  40. wilma_pennington profile image59
    wilma_penningtonposted 13 years ago

    lol-iaugh out loud--------brb be right back--------- ty--today-------------rofl--read our first line---                            thx ---------      -thanks----      np--next page

  41. profile image51
    vik482posted 13 years ago

    lol=laugh out loud
    lmao=laughing my ass off
    rofl=rolling on floor laughing
    brb=be right back
    afk=away from keyboard
    ty=thank you
    np=no problem

  42. RoryVenti profile image54
    RoryVentiposted 13 years ago

    lol = laugh out lol

    lmao - laughing my a$$ of (tongue)

    rofl- rolling on the floor laughing

    brb- be right back

    afk - away from keyboard

    ty - thank you

    thz - thanks

    np - no problem

  43. profile image52
    devilangel51posted 13 years ago

    lol-laugh out loud
    lmao-laughing my ass out/off
    lmfao-laughin my fhuckin ass out/off
    rofl-rolling on the floor laughing
    brb-be right back
    afk-away from kitchen
    ty-thank you
    np-no problem/nope

  44. goody7 profile image68
    goody7posted 13 years ago

    The only one that I know is thx means thanks.

  45. profile image48
    Happebunne333posted 13 years ago

    Lol laughing out loud
    Lmao laughing my ass off
    Rotfl rolling on the floor laughing
    Brb be right back
    Afk. Away form the keyboard
    Ty thank you
    Thx thanks
    Np no problem

  46. whywait28 profile image60
    whywait28posted 13 years ago

    lol: laugh out loud
    lmao: laughing my a** off
    brb: be right back
    stfu: shut the f*** up
    np: no problem
    omg: oh my god
    TTyl: talk to you later

  47. shahadat73 profile image37
    shahadat73posted 13 years ago

    WitmollrbattaniH? .................did you understand my question? if yes then you already know the answer.

  48. Craan profile image77
    Craanposted 13 years ago

    I thought lol meant "lots of love" thanks for clarifying it means "laughing out loud".

  49. profile image49
    bobpants97posted 13 years ago

    lol laugh out loud
    lmao laugh my but off
    brb be right back
    no no problem
    ty thankyou
    thx thank
    afk away from keyboard
    rofl rolling on the floor laughing

  50. profile image48
    Kucing696posted 13 years ago

    WTF mean Welcome to facebook.. LALALALALALALALA

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