‘JFC’ stands for ‘Jesus F***ing Christ’. And is an internet slang commonly used on social media networks and during text messaging. People use it to express their exaggerated response through such an acronym.
While there are people who find this acronym not right, while on the other hand, there are people who use it extensively during their conversation.
Any expression, alongside the F-word, makes it more of a swearing word. And you have to be very careful when using such words since you cannot use it with every audience.
Where can You Use JFC?
As I said it earlier, JFC is more of a swearing word and must be used thoughtfully. Be sure that the audience, who will be reading your message where you are using JFC, is either someone who wouldn’t mind the word being used, or are your age group who would understand what you just said.
You can use JFC on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr. You can use JFC when text messaging your pals as well.
Where can You ‘NOT’ Use JFC?
You can definitely not use JFC with your parents. JFC is an internet slang, which has the swearing word attached to it. That is the main reason why you must be very sure where to use it, so that the other person, who is at the receiving end, would not get offended by the acronym.
You cannot use JFC in front of your teachers. Not the full form, or the acronym. Teachers and students have a very formal relationship. And it should remain a formal relationship where you respect your teachers in all possible ways. Using such slang acronyms like JFC in front of your teachers, can be very disrespectful.
It will be very inappropriate if you use JFC in front of your boss, your client or any other person with whom you have a very professional relationship. In a professional setting, or people with whom you have to be very cordial, you must make sure you don’t use acronym like JFC, even in its full form. It doesn’t only look bad, but gives a very bad impression of you as an employee, or a client.
Examples of JFC and How you Can Use it
Jeff: When did we get this assignment? I don’t recall.
Ian: when you were sleeping in the class.
Jeff: JFC! I don’t know anything about it!
Friend 1: I thought you were coming to my place tonight.
Friend 2: I am, but I will be late.
Friend 1: JFC, it is 12 a.m. already dude, how late?
Friend 2: Just kidding man, open the door.
Situation: You are sitting in your class, and are studying history which is making your super sleepy. And this is your conversation with your friend.
Friend 1: JFC! Can the class end already!
Friend 2: Already? It just started 5 minutes ago.
Friend 1: Yes, already. I am bored af!
JFC is mostly used as an exaggerated reaction. For instance, you saved your pocket money for almost a year, and bought a new iPhone 8 from the collection. And just when you bought it, and stepped out of the store, it slipped from your hand. In such a situation, you would scream ‘JFC!’ as a reaction.
Capitalizing all the slang acronyms, can be up to you. There is no rule where you must keep it all in upper cases or lowers cases. Either way, the meaning of the acronym remains the same. Adding periods in between the alphabets of the acronym also does not change the meaning. This shows that you can use the acronym any way that you like.
When Should You Use it?
Exaggeration of your feelings is one of the places where you can use JFC. As shown in the iPhone example. Other than that, some of the specific places where you can use JFC is when you want to show you are very upset or very angered by someone or something that they said, and as a response, you would message them JFC.
Here, you can either send just the acronym JFC to them, or add another sentence along with JFC to add more meaning to your feelings.
From what I have witnessed online, the trends show that people also use JFC when they find something super funny. How we use LOL (Laugh Out Loud) and LMAO (Laugh My Ass Out), you can say ‘JFC this is so funny’ or ‘JFC, Hilarious’. Trends also show people using, two acronyms in one sentence. For example, saying ‘JFC STFU’ which means ‘Jesus F***ing Christ , Shut the F*** Up’ when you want someone to stop talking because it is making you laugh so hard.
So in short, you can use JFC the way you like it. Whatever you feel, you can exaggeratedly express it through this acronym.