"FML": Meaning in Text Messaging & the Internet
Have you ever wondered what FML means? If you have, you're in the right place!
The slang term, FML, has become increasingly popular with the release of the movie "Just Go With It," where actor Adam Sandler types FML as his Facebook status.
This term has actually been in use way before the movie -- users on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and even in instant messaging clients and online games have been using the term for years.
FML is usually a somewhat offensive term and is often used in frustration. It is an acronym meaning F**k My Life. Because of the meaning of this term, it should be used with care in order not the offend whoever receives a message that might contain this term.
However, FML doesn't just mean "f**k my life." In fact, FML actually has several other meanings.
Those looking for a polite version of this term may wish to use it to mean "Forget My Life," "Funk My Life," or even "Feeling Might Low."
FML has other definitions, all of which are completely unrelated to "F**k My Life" which include:
Football Manager Live (a website)
Family Medical Leave (sometimes called FMLA "Family Medical Leave Act")
For My Lady (A Moody Blues song)
User Submitted Meanings:
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Free My Life
Find My Luggage (heard at an airport)
Fix My Liver
Find My Lover
For My Love
Fix My Lover
Fix My Life
There are more strange and interesting facts about the meaning behind this term! For example, a Christian groups made an attempt at changing the meaning of FML so that it doesn't have such a negative connotation.
FML scene from the movie "Superbad"
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Interesting Facts About FML
FML has other, somewhat nonsensical definitions. As a joke, many say that FML means "Fix My Lighthouse." Those who say it means this, may make up a fake history to back up the meaning of the word.
It may be really funny to hear the fake etymology (history) behind the term, but it is meant as a joke and does not really mean this.
Making up meanings to FML is understandable. You have to admit, it's original definition is fairly negative. Because of the somewhat vulgar meaning of FML, many Christian groups have been pushing a new definition: Forgive Me, Lord.
The attempt thus far, however, has not been a successful one and very few people outside of these Christian groups use the term to mean this.
The term is said to have its origins from the movie "Superbad" and has spread like wildfire from there on.
The phrase "FML" is so popular that there is an entire website dedicated to users who submit horror stories about things that have happened in their lives. Each story is appended with "FML."
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