What Does SML Mean in a Text?

SML means "Super Mario Logan," "Story Of My Life," and "Screw My Life."

Super Mario Logan

The abbreviation SML is often used to refer to "Super Mario Logan," a YouTube channel owned by Logan Austin Thirtyacre, of Pensacola, Florida. The SML YouTube channel uses plush toys from Mario games (and others that are non-Nintendo) to make humorous videos for mature audiences. The SML channel is a parody of Super Mario and is not affiliated with Nintendo.

In late 2017, SML was demonetized by YouTube. However, Thirtyacre continues to publish content on the channel and on a host of similarly themed channels (including SuperLuigiLogan and SuperBowserLogan), some of which are more "family friendly."

Story Of My Life

SML is commonly used with the meaning "Story Of My Life," as an ironic response to a comment or incident. In this context, SML implies that whatever has been said or has happened is in keeping with the sort of bad luck typically experienced by the sender. For example:
  • Carol: He didn't even call you back?!
  • Tina: SML.
"Story Of My Life" can also be abbreviated as SOML.

In 2013, boy band One Direction had a hit with a song entitled "Story Of My Life."

Screw My Life

When used with the meaning "Screw My Life," SML usually indicates that the sender is not happy with the way their life is going. SML can sometimes be used in a joking manner, but is often meant seriously (especially in response to a run of bad luck or on the ending of a relationship). For example:
  • Keith: Your car's been clamped.
  • Kenny: Damn! That's the third time this year! SML!
In this context, SML is very similar in meaning to IHML (I Hate My Life) and LNF (Life's Not Fair).

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When I write SML, I mean this:

meaning of SML

SML also means "Story Of My Life" and "Screw My Life."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for SML

SML means "Super Mario Logan." This is the most common definition for SML on YouTube.
Definition:Super Mario Logan
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition for SML

SML also means "Story Of My Life." This is the most common definition for SML on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and X (Twitter).
Definition:Story Of My Life
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for SML

SML also means "Screw My Life."
Definition:Screw My Life
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at SML

When used with the meanings "Story Of My Life" and "Screw My Life," SML 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.

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Em Ell"), SML is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would probably have just said "Story Of My Life" or "Screw My Life" instead of using the abbreviation SML.

Example of SML Used in a Text

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