What does ROFL mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

ROFL Meaning

ROFL stands for Rolling On The Floor Laughing.

ROFL is an internet slang initialism used to convey hilarity.

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How is ROFL used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers use the slang term ROFL to convey that they find something hilarious. This slang expression conveys a much stronger level of amusement than LOL. The acronym ROFL rhymes with waffle.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term ROFL:

-I literally slipped on a banana peel at the pool – embaybay

-The mean girls all got detention today!

-Just watched the Jim Gaffigan special with Dad rofl

-Krainus the Anus was cast as Romeo!

How to Identify if your child is using the ROFL slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term ROFL is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the ROFL slang word

The teen slang expression ROFL is used by many people but has been embraced especially by geek/nerd culture. While geeks and nerds were formerly reviled in popular culture and used as the butt of jokes, in recent decades the trend has reversed and now there are cool nerds.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teenager about geek/nerd culture:

  • Which geeky or nerdy character in popular culture is your favorite?
  • If you went to Comic-Con, which character would you represent?
  • Are geeks and nerds still made fun of in school?
  • Did you know that there is an annual Quidditch World Cup?

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