What does FML mean?
FML means F*ck My Life.
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FML is an initialism that means “F*ck My Life”. It’s an expression often used by people to express feelings of frustration or displeasure when things aren’t going well in life.
There is also a website called FMyLife on which people can submit anecdotes describing awkward situations they’ve been in, bad experiences they’ve had, etc. Each anecdote ends with “FML”.
Where is FML used?
FML is often used in text messaging and on popular social networks where people have conversations with each other.
FML is used on the follow platforms and places:
- online conversation
- Facebook Messenger
How is FML used?
FML is used to express feelings of frustration, annoyance, anger and displeasure when things aren’t going well. It is similar to saying something like “my life sucks”.
Do people say FML out loud?
People don’t say “FML” out loud (the letters), but they do sometimes say “f*ck my life”.
Example Uses of FML
Someone venting to their friend about the hardships they are experiencing.
Someone finds out the test they thought was next week is actually today – and they're not prepared.On online conversation:
I got an F on the final exam... FML.
Someone is upset about doing poorly on an exam.On Facebook:
I have to work overtime this week AND go to court AND close on my new house AND move in. FML.
Someone is overwhelmed.On Facebook:
I pretended to cut my finger off with a knife and I actually did... FML.
Someone accidentally cut their finger off!
Who uses FML?
FML is used by a lot of different people. While we can’t identify any single group of people that uses the term more than others, it is probably used more by younger people and by people who grew up using social media in 2009.
History of FML
Rise in Popularity
There was a massive increase in Google searches for “FML” in early 2009 when the website FMyLife was launched. Since, then searches for the term have slowly declined.
What was used before FML?
Instead of saying “f*ck my life”, people may have instead said something along the lines of “my life sucks”, “this sucks” or “f*ck this”.