What does HMSL stand for?

Holding my sides laughing

When you see HMSL pop up in your chat box, know that you’ve just made someone laugh to the point of pain. Literally. It’s as if they are clutching their sides to keep from falling over laughing. It’s a sign that you’ve tickled their funny bone with a particularly amusing joke, story, or video clip.

HMSL is a bit of a rarity in the world of text and chat slang. It’s like the sophisticated cousin of the more commonly used LOL. It’s the sort of acronym that only the true text and chat slang enthusiasts would use.

Even though they might be in stitches, they’ve managed to dig into their well of chat lingo to pull out this less-used gem. They’re saying, “I’m laughing so hard, I can barely stand, but I still remember my text slang!”

Example for using ‘HMSL’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I just found the funniest video ever! πŸ˜‚

OMG, really? Send it to me! πŸ˜„

Sure thing, here it comes! πŸŽ₯

HMSL!!! I can’t stop laughing! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚