What does SRSLY mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

SRSLY Meaning

SRSLY stands for seriously.

SRSLY is an internet slang abbreviation that can be used as an interrogative exclamation or as an adverb to emphasize that one feels strongly about something.

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How is SRSLY used? Use Cases & Examples

Dating to the days of flip phone texting, the internet slang abbreviation SRSLY exemplifies the practice common at that time of leaving the vowels out of words to reduce characters. The term has endured to present day and is common in digital communication to emphasize or express surprise or incredulity.

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

-Nova said Carter’s been breadcrumbing her since school started.
-SRSLY what a jerk

-Mom said I could invite you to go to Universal with us!!!
-Srsly that’s sick!

-I’m going to be srsly upset if you don’t text me back right now!

-Blake said next year he’s going to try out for cheer instead of track.
-SRSLY? that’s a shocker

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

SRSLY is one of those flexible terms similar to OMG and LIT that can serve as a response to a multitude of comments. Even though SRSLY can sometimes be used sarcastically, it’s a benign expression for your kid to use and an easy way to initiate a pleasant conversation with your teen.

Here are some ideas for talking with your teen about slang terms like SRSLY:

  • SRSLY is the equivalent of the eye roll emoji. Can you think of any other emojis that could be used in its place?
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  • Do you use lots of different interjections or do you just have a few that are your go-to expressions?
  • What’s your favorite meme for SRSLY?

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