rofl

August 7, 2009 6:36am CST
I didn't know this at first, but then my friend told me that this stands for Rolling on floor and laughing....but this gave me a new thought...Do people really roll on floor, leaving their chairs or their cosy sofa while laughing??? So do u really ROFL when ever u say ROFL???
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10 responses
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
8 Aug 09
Well I do not think there is any person who actually rolls on the floor laughing and then types rofl....Have you thought of this - if someone is actually rolling on the floor how can they type...lol..
• India
30 Jun 10
You are right... maybe after rolling on the floor somebody can type that he just have had rolled on the floor laughing
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
30 Jul 10
Kids roll on the floor and laugh. I would if I could get back up without straining.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Hi, scarsofdeath. I have never used this term before. I did not know that there was an name for it, until you mentioned it here. When I do laugh, I may move around a lot. I don't think that I have rolled on the floor while laughing.
• India
30 Jun 10
Hahaha.. maybe people roll on the floor laughing leaving their chair, sofa or other...because too much laughing can unstable one... he/she may forget that she/he is leaving his chair and rolling on the floor... but I have never seen this in my life yet, only heard as an idiomatic express..
• United States
27 Feb 10
i think that there are some that actually do roll on floor and laugh. but i personally dont really. sometimes while chatting some people like to overexagerate the way they want others to percieve them to be. so chatting it is really kindof hard to tell.
• United States
4 Dec 09
Nope, I personally don't roll on the floor or laugh out loud (not that loud) when I use ROFL or LOL when I chat. It's just an expression to show or give an idea of how we feel inside. Maybe it's something that one wants to do but doesn't really do it because it's maybe foolish or embarassing to really do so. Sometimes it's just for fun too even when what was said wasn't all that funny, but it depends on how a person uses it.
@dfollin (12352)
• United States
18 Aug 09
No,it is just an expression.But,I guess it depends on how fun it is.I have been known to actually,not stay in my seat because I am laughing so hard.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
7 Aug 09
I am hearing this for the first time.Well,if there is a great humor then we can use that phrase.Literally we need not roll on the floor.But sometimes I laugh to a great joke bending forward,holding the stomach,with tears from eyes.A good joke deserves it.I will surely be using this abbreviation in the future.Thanks for the information.Cheers!
@kenchobi (147)
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
Not really, But I really use ROFL if im i really laughing very very hard. I use LOL if I just find it funny but not enough to make me laugh very hard. I also use ROFLMAO in certain moods.
@dashawk (275)
• Philippines
7 Aug 09
ROLF... hahaha... well those are the expressions on the millennium... There are "LOL", "ROLF", etc heheheh i guess more and more expressions are getting shorter when time passes....