JFC meaning texting: You may have come across a Facebook status update, a WhatsApp message, an Instagram comment, or anything else with the acronym ‘JFC’ somewhere. And maybe you’ve wondered what it means.
At first glance, anything that contains JFC will seem totally innocent and harmless to you, especially since you haven’t learned what it really means yet. Surprisingly, however, this little acronym is anything but innocent and harmless.
Prepare. JFC actually means:
Jesus F***ing Christ
Yes, those asterisks represent the letters that make up the word with “F”. And yes, many religious (and some non-religious) people will find that using JFC is an especially vulgar way to take the Lord’s name in vain.
Examples of JFCs in use
JFC can be used at the beginning of a sentence, at the end of a sentence, or at any intermediate point. Proper spelling and grammar are not normally used with acronyms such as JFC, as the goal of using an acronym is to convey the message as quickly as possible.
You may even notice that some people use JFC to separate one thought from another without actually dividing it into two sentences. Here are some examples of what a message might look like when using JFC:
“JFC you have to be joking about this semester’s chores… so much work.”
“I haven’t tried anything in eight days. When will this cold end? JFC”
“I don’t even know where the day was, lol jfc, I need us to get together.”
How to use JFC
First of all, it is obvious that you will want to be careful with the use of this acronym since it is about communicating profanities. If you don’t want your mom on Facebook or your boss on LinkedIn to hear you say those exact words out loud, you probably shouldn’t bring them online, even if the acronym itself seems more harmless than writing the full words.
However, if you use social media or texting for personal reasons, and the people you’re communicating with are super relaxed when it comes to profanities (and maybe even use them themselves from time to time), then you could be sure to use JFC around them. Here are some situations where you might want to use it:
Use it when you want to exaggerate your surprise reaction to something. People swear when something unexpected happens and leave them feeling surprised, shocked and/or horrified. Adding JFC to your shock reaction can help emphasize how impacted you really are.
Use it when you’re offended, upset, angry, frustrated, or upset about something. For many people, negativity and oath go hand in hand. If you’re in a bad state, typing JFC in a comment, status update, or text can help you vent.
Use it when you find something that’s hilariously fun. Using JFC in your reaction to something that turned out to be a lot more fun than you expected can help you express how much you’re laughing in real life. You can see JFC and LOL used side by side online by people who are trying to communicate the magnitude of their fun.
Use it when you’re just overwhelmed by emotion and have nothing more to say. To summarize, you can use JFC in almost any situation where you’re overwhelmed and don’t have the words to express yourself accurately, whether you’re surprised, upset, funny, or feeling otherwise.