What does IIRC mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

IIRC Meaning

IIRC stands for If I Remember (Recall) Correctly.

IIRC is an internet slang initialism that can be used politely, sarcastically, or to express uncertainty.

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How is IIRC used? Use Cases & Examples

The slang term IIRC may be used in several ways. It can literally qualify a statement with uncertainty, be used sarcastically to correct someone, or be used as a polite modifier. Context is essential in comprehending its tone in a message.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term IIRC:

-IIRC, your charger is on the kitchen counter.

-IIRC she wants to be called Allie, not Allison.

-You actually lost that match iirc.

-When is spring break?
-The week following Easter IIRC.

How to Identify if your child is using the IIRC slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term IIRC is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the IIRC slang word

The slang expression IIRC is simple in meaning, yet complex in tone. Even if they are masters of sarcasm themselves, teenagers might have difficulties with context of this abbreviation since sarcasm is generally denoted by tone of voice and facial expression, both of which are absent in digital communication.

Here are some starters for discussing how to determine context with your teen:

  • Sometimes I can’t tell if my friends are being sarcastic or serious in text messages. Does this ever happen to you?
  • Do you ever feel relieved when people add emojis to messages to make their feelings obvious?
  • Can you think of an example when you thought someone was being sarcastic but they were actually serious? How did you recover?
  • What’s the funniest sarcastic remark you’ve seen online lately?
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