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What Does MLS Mean?MLS means "Major League Soccer" or "My Life Sucks."
Major League SoccerThe abbreviation MLS is the official abbreviation for "Major League Soccer," which is a men's professional soccer league that represents the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.
The inaugural season of MLS was in 1996, when the league consisted of 10 teams. It now has 23 teams, (20 in the US and 3 in Canada).
- Lee: Gonna watch the hockey?
- Les: No way! MLS is on tonight!
My Life SucksWhen used with the meaning "My Life Sucks," the abbreviation MLS is typically used in a joking way to indicate that the sender is not happy.
Although usually meant as a joke, MLS can sometimes be used seriously, especially in response to a run of bad luck or on the ending of a relationship. For example:
- Sam: You got fired and kicked out of the house?
- Donald: That's it. MLS.
Image for MLSWhen I write MLS, I mean this: MLS also means "My Life Sucks."
Summary of Key Points
First Definition for MLSMLS means "Major League Soccer." This is a common definition for MLS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Second Definition for MLSMLS also means "My Life Sucks." This is another common definition for MLS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
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Adults and Teenagers
An Academic Look at MLSWhether used with the meaning "Major League Soccer" or "My Life Sucks," MLS is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Emm Ell Ess"). It is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.
When used with the meaning "My Life Sucks," MLS is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have just said "My life sucks," or something like "I hate my life" instead of using the abbreviation MLS.
Example of MLS Used in a Text
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