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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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.
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!