What does OIC mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

OIC Meaning

OIC means Oh, I see.

OIC is an internet slang initialism that conveys that the writer understands what is going on in the context of an online conversation.

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How is OIC used? Use Cases & Examples

This slang expression is used exclusively in online communication such as texts and instant messages. A typing shortcut like so many initialisms, OIC is synonymous with the phrase Got it and expresses comprehension. This slang phrase can be used in a respectful or sarcastic manner depending on context.

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

-Why isn’t my laptop working right?
-You just need to install the update.
-OIC

-I noticed you’ve been sitting with Darius at lunch this week.
-Yeah, we’re working on a history project.
-OIC wink wink

-Where are y’all? I”m in the middle of the food court and I don’t see you.
-We’re in front of the smoothie cafe.
-OIC, I’m walking over.

-We would have invited you, but we didn’t have space in the car.
-OIC

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

Many teenagers love to be sarcastic, and sometimes it can be fun. The most important factor in using sarcasm is making sure your kid is in the right environment and understands when sarcasm is appropriate and when it’s time to stick with respectful language. Teenagers enjoy making their friends laugh and using sarcasm can be a bonding experience for kids.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teenager about sarcasm:

  • What’s the funniest sarcastic comeback you’ve heard recently?
  • Do you think it’s easier to express sarcasm in an online conversation or in real life?
  • Has a sarcastic remark ever popped out and then you cringed because it was so not the right place or time? How did you recover?
  • Do you ever use funny sarcasm to lighten up a conversation?
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