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SOML Acronym: Definition, Meaning, and How to Use It

By Elisha Baba


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Your friend sent an email with the letters SOML, and you aren’t sure what it means. SOML is an acronym often used in texting and online messaging.

What does SOML mean?

“SOML” is an acronym for the words “story of my life”, and it is often used when the texter wants to convey annoyance or frustration with their life. It can often be used to express that a certain event is a normal occurrence in their life or that someone isn’t surprised that something happened to them.

SOML is used to shorten text messages, or tweets on the social media platform Twitter. It isn’t popular at in-person social events but can often be found in social media videos on both TikTok and Instagram.


How to use SOML

  • “Again? SOML.”
  • “My car broke down and I missed my interview, SOML.”
  • “You did what? That’s the SOML!”
  • “Ugh, I’m so annoyed SOML.”
  • SMH can be used as a response when you aren’t surprised that something has happened in your life.

Using SOML the right way

There aren’t many rules for using SOML, as it should be based on your personal experiences. As long as you use it in a situation that relates to your life, you shouldn’t have to worry about using it incorrectly.

It is not recommended to use SOML in professional situations.

SOML Variations

There aren’t many variations of SOML, though you can occasionally see SOMFL (“story of my f** life”) and SOMLFR (“story of my life for real”) but these aren’t as common as the original SOML acronym.

Should you worry about your child using SOML?

SOML is considered a harmless texting term, as long as it is just used to express frustration in a comical way. If your child has undergone something traumatic and uses SOML it’s important to check in with them to ensure they aren’t experiencing depression or another emotion that could lead to them becoming dangerously depressed.

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