Acronyms are all the rage. Since almost everyone these days prefers to text instead of talking to someone they know, acronyms have become a go-to move for many who want their conversations to:
1) flow smoothly and quickly and
2) using words that accurately describe their unseen reaction to the person they are corresponding with.
One of the newest acronyms that have stuck in the whole global urban dictionary is LBVS. In this short article, we will try and enlighten you with everything related to this acronym, its meaning, origin, what similar acronyms are out there, how to use it, and also give you a few examples so that you can understand the use and attraction of the said acronym.
What Does LBVS Mean?
In short, the acronym LBVS stands for Laughing, But Very Serious. At least that is the most popular definition of the said acronym that can be found online. Also, the go-to place to discover the meaning of these new phrases or acronyms, the Urban Dictionary also states that the most common meaning of the said acronym is in fact Laughing But Very Serious.
Origin of LBVS
As with other acronyms of this kind, it is very difficult to pinpoint a direct time and place when it first appears. But we can be sure that it was a part of the internet/texting culture ever since it started adopting acronyms as a way of communication.
Other Similar Acronyms
There is also the shorter version of LBVS, LBS, which means Laughing But Serious. There is also another variation of the LBVS, which is HHOS. That acronym stands for Ha-Ha Only Serious.
Finally, if you are feeling a bit sinister, you can always use the EL acronym, which stands for Evil Laugh.
There is only one other meaning for this acronym and it stems from astrophysics. In that particular science, if you by mistake text LBVS, they would think that you have actually texted LBVs. In this scientific world, that acronym means Luminous Blue Variables. These are a type of blue star, that is both very massive and very unpredictable in their behavior.
When to Use LBVS
There are quite a few scenarios when you can use this acronym and it will fit perfectly. There are situations where you shouldn’t laugh, but you just have to. For example, someone tells you a joke at a funeral. Or, when you are being very ironic. Finally, you can use it when something bad, but also very funny happens to someone you know, like if a “specific” part of their body got stuck inside a vacuum.
Examples of LBVS
Here is a classic example of how you might use LBVS in a text exchange.
- Jennifer: Remember Old Mr. Jefferson, from across the street. The one with the mustache, who would always accuse us of stealing plums and cherries from his orchard?
- Rebecca: Yeah? I do. Why? Did he die or something?
- Jennifer: LBVS. No, but he did fall down his cherry tree trying to chase a cat away.
- Rebecca: LBVS. I hope he recovers soon, the old curmudgeon!