What does /lh imply on TikTok? Gen-Z is obsessive about tone indicators!

If the TikTok term / lh confuses you, don’t worry about not being the only one.

TikTok is full of bizarre slang terms, and it’s often really difficult to understand what they mean.

Why can’t everyone talk in normal words? Your guess is as good as mine. It would really make life a lot easier.

The newest term everyone uses on TikTok is / lh, but what does it mean? Here is a full explanation.

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What does / lh mean on TikTok?

When you see someone typing / lh on TikTok, it’s an abbreviation for the phrase “carefree”.

It is usually used after a testimony to indicate that what they were saying should be lighthearted and untrustworthy.

Sometimes people confuse the “l” with an “i” because the two look pretty similar.

It’s a tone indicator

The term / gen is known as a tone indicator.

As the name suggests, it is used to convey the tone in which to read your message to the reader.

So it adds meaning to the message and ensures it isn’t misread.

All the tone indicators you need to know

Sound indicators are widely used on TikTok, so it’s probably best to learn these common ones …

  • / j – joking
  • / hj – half joke
  • / s – sarcastic
  • / srs – serious
  • / r – romantic
  • / lh – carefree

A full list of sound indicators can be found here.

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