Slang is a specific type of informal language that we use in our conversation. It is usually used in the context of new technologies. People use chat slang in instant messages, chat rooms, emails, social media posts, or other forms of digital communication.
This is one of the most commonly used expressions in any conversation. People write OFC when they don't want to type the whole sentence, of course. You can use this slang in upper and lower case, it means the same anyway. Not just chats, you can even use them in your tweets, comments or even status updates on social media channels. However, using slang in email is not considered professional.
If you ask someone for the abbreviation WAP, you'll likely get the answer - Wireless Access Protocol, but when it comes to chat slang, WAP stands for a sexually explicit term Wet Ass Pus*y. People also use it to insult someone who is a coward. This slang was introduced by singer Cardi B.
This abbreviation is used when there is something very funny in the conversation. As we know slang abbreviations and emojis make our conversation more expressive and interesting, it doesn't matter if you are really laughing or not, but when you use LMAO in your chat, it means you found something funny. If there's something extremely funny, you can also add F in the middle, which makes it LMFAO (laughing like hell).
Shaking your head or Shaking your head is commonly used to express disbelief, embarrassment, shock, disgust, or disappointment. For example, if you're walking around and you hear someone say, 'I haven't had a shower in six days, you're going to turn your head in disgust. Likewise, if you read any message in a chat, you can use SMH (shaking my head). Actually, there aren't many rules for this phrase and you can also use it as a joke to tease someone in chat.
This slang is particularly used to emphasize something, both in a good and a bad way. For example, you can say, 'She's a crazy AF' or you can say, 'You're a stupid AF'. Again, there are no specific rules for this slang and you can use it in any of the situations where you want to put emphasis on something.
SOZ is chat slang for apologizing. This can be an apologetic or even sarcastic excuse. Although it makes absolutely no sense to replace rry with z. But for some reason people don't want to type OK and just write K in a chat conversation.
We usually call OTP as One Time Password, but in chat parlance, OTP stands for One True Pairing. There are many other full forms of the abbreviation OTP, but in chat, it is used to refer to a beautiful couple or a couple. It actually means someone's favorite fictional romantic relationship. A True Pairing is basically a perfect match for each other.
F**k up, in chat jargon is used to express laughter and fun in conversation. Some people also call this “Cheer The F**k Up”, which is normally used to cheer up someone who is upset. It's basically the same as LOL (laugh out loud) or LMAO (laugh your ass off), but mostly used for an unexpected laugh. People use it when they want to express a sudden burst of laughter. An example of using the CFTU would be-“Wow, is that guy really funny? CTFU! ”
This is actually the most common slang used to express laughter. Now, laughter obviously has different intensities, right? LOL is the basics. You can use it instead of writing HaHaHa. So you should use LOL when there's some obvious joke or a very casual funny moment, unlike LMAO where you're laughing too hard or ROFL where you're literally rolling around on the floor laughing.
Remember that in our childhood we laughed so hard that we ended up rolling on the floor, that's what ROFL stands for. If you find something so funny in a chat conversation, you can use ROFL. These slang abbreviations literally help us express our feelings, or else how someone is going to assume how much you're laughing. So we have different slang for each level of laughter-LOL, ROFL, LMAO, CFTU.
No, it's not. People can sometimes confuse it with the word Lamo, which is insulting slang for someone seen as pathetic, boring, or useless.
SOZ is an informal term for Sorry, but it may seem disrespectful if used in a professional or official message or email.
When we say chat slang, we mean we use it in messages, emails, comments, etc. But let's face it, we can't always use these slang abbreviations in our text messages. Below are some scenarios where it would be a little inappropriate to use such slang abbreviations.
Don't use it if you don't want to offend someone. Most of the slang abbreviations mentioned above can be offensive. Make sure you're using them where they really fit. Also, you can't use this language with everyone, don't make the mistake of writing WAP in your family group. Although your parents may not understand it the first time, if they google it, believe me, you are gone. Don't use chat slang where grammar or spelling is important. Don't expect a positive response to an official email in which you are writing something like 'SOZ for late reply sir'. Chat slang or any of the short forms are considered very informal and casual and therefore should not be used in your official or professional chats or emails. Don't use these acronyms or chat slang with people who don't use them. They may find this offensive. This jargon should only be used by like-minded people who understand very well that when you say ROFL, you're not really rolling on the floor.
In today's world, where everyone is in a hurry and wants a shortcut to everything and everyone, we don't have time to properly wish a happy birthday; instead we write HBD, GBU (Happy Birthday, God Bless You). Well, that's the trend and I think we have to follow the trend to keep up with the times.