Have you ever encountered a text or a person that uses many short forms? If so, you’ve probably come across one of the most commonly used text messaging abbreviations, “OFC”. By now you must be thinking about what ofc means and if you know by now you must have read about it on the internet because not everyone is familiar with the ‘internet slang’.
Let’s see what OFC really means
The word ‘For sure’ It is often written as OFC when sending an SMS, which basically shows your yes answer to the question.
When speaking to someone face-to-face, the word “of course” means you understood the question and “obviously” would be willing to answer any question.
The only difference is that when you’re copying, you use the short form OFC, not the full word “natural”. And since people text so much, they often try to cut down on just about anything. For example LOL for laugh out loud, RN for now, and the list goes on.
How OFC can be used in your text messages
Using this shortcut to send text messages can be very simple. You really don’t have to worry about whether or not I should put that in this sentence. For example, if someone asks you to apply for a plan, you can answer “OFC” instead of a simple yes. This will show them that you are interested in coming to the plan and of course you will not miss out.
Another example of using the abbreviation OFC when sending SMS is:
Person A: Do you think we should be late for homework?
Person B: OFC not!
Adding the word “no” completely changes the meaning of your message from a yes to a no. So if you want to say “obviously not or obviously not” to someone, you can just send “offc not”.
Is OFC a formal method of sending SMS?
“OFC no” would be my answer. OFC is text jargon, and you never use jargon when speaking to someone who is your boss, your client, or someone associated with you through your office job.
OFC should only be used when texting with colleagues, as their level of openness and level of informality vary wildly. Compared to the boss who hired you and mainly talks to you about work.
So be careful when arguing with someone in authority. The more formally you speak to them, whether through messages or face-to-face, using abbreviations to get your message across is a big NO.
With this example you can get an idea and analyze how informal it sounds when you talk to your boss about short forms and abbreviations.
Boss: Jen, did you email the package to the company? They needed him badly today.
Cowboys: Of course Mr.
Now compare the same conversation with the one below.
Boss: Did you email the package to the company? They needed him badly today.
Good: Of course you do, sir.
Now you can be the best judge. Who, Jen or Ben, looks more professional when texting their boss? The best code of conduct would be to answer the boss the way Ben did.
Good place to use it?
The best place to use “ofc” when texting is when you’re talking to friends or someone you don’t have a formal relationship with. For example, if you’re texting your parents, you can type c, but you’ll probably need to text them an explanation of what you just said. Chances are, just like you, they don’t understand the meaning of this new text language.
The word is most commonly used between friends. And that doesn’t just apply to this abbreviation, but for all text messages with friends, short forms and slang are used. The same level of thinking allows you to use the words with them informally. Without worrying about whether to send them an ‘ofc’ or not.