What Does “LML” Mean in Texting?
“LML” is an acronym for “love my life,” a piece of Internet slang meant to express happiness. It can also mean “laughing mad loud,” an alternative to other popular acronyms “lol” or “lmao,” which describe laughter or amusement.
With the rise of the Internet and the evolution of slang, Web abbreviations and acronyms are used freely by computer and cellphone users. Some terms predate the Internet, while others have their roots in early science fiction fandoms. These abbreviations became popular to save on time and keystrokes or to accommodate character limits. They are intended to facilitate and ease communication, but readers unfamiliar with common acronyms find themselves hampered.
To deal with the increase in online crime, the FBI has compiled a 83-page glossary of common Internet slang words. However, most of these acronyms are either laughably inaccurate or rarely used.
Internet slang can be divided into several categories. LML falls under the letter homophone category. Other categories include nongrammatical use of punctuation, capitalization or symbol characters; onomatopoeia; emoticons; and “leetspeak,” or 1337. These can be combined into various permutations, as seen in the slang word “CUL8R” for “see you later.”
Internet slang is considered somewhat controversial, possibly causing an overall degradation of language.