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What Does “ROFL” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

If you say something funny in the group chat, someone might reply with “ROFL!” What does this acronym mean, and how is it different from LOL? We’ll take a look at the term, its origins, and how you can use it in your own conv…

What Does “TBF” Mean, and How Do You Use It?

Did you see someone say “TBF” in an enlightening internet debate? No, TBF doesn’t mean “total brain fart,” although you’d be forgiven for having one if you don’t recognize this initialism. Here’s what TBF means and how to use…

What Does “HODL” Mean?

You’re scrolling through social media, and you encounter someone saying that they’re “HODLING” or telling someone else to “HODL.” Confused? Here’s what the word means in the world of cryptocurrency and finance—and why it’s …

What Does “Meatspace” Mean?

No, “meatspace” isn’t the frozen food aisle at the grocery store. We’ll explain what this tidbit of internet history means, and what it reveals about our changing attitudes about the internet.
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