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What Is 'PMSL'? What Does PMSL Mean?

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Question: What Is 'PMSL'? What Does PMSL Mean?
Answer: "PMSL" is the slang acronym for "P*ssing Myself Laughing". It is a British expression similar to ROFL ("Rolling on Floor Laughing").

"PMSL" is often spelled all uppercase, but can be also spelled "pmsl!". All versions mean the same thing. Just be careful not to type entire sentences in uppercase, as that is considered rude shouting.

Examples of PMSL usage:

  • (first user:) OMG! You guys just made me spit coffee all over my keyboard and monitor!
  • (second user:) ROFL @ Jim! Bwahahahaha!.
  • (third user:) PMSL! Never put anything in your mouth when Greg is telling stories about his camping trips!


The PMSL expression, like many cultural curiousities of the Internet, is a part of modern English communication.

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