There are so many new words, sayings and abbreviations used on TikTok that it should have its own dictionary! Every time you watch content on the app, you are likely to discover something new. In fact, if you do not keep up with all of these trending words, you are likely to be very confused when you watch some videos.
For instance, there is one abbreviation that everyone seems to be using right now. But, it is also causing confusion at the same time. We are talking about /ih. Have you seen this before and do you know why people are using it on social media? If the answer is no, do not worry. We are going to explain everything. So, let’s get started and find out what /ih means.
What Does /ih Mean?
First of all, note that /ih is an abbreviation. In other words, it is used to shorten a word and so that you can quickly type this out when you are communicating with other people. Abbreviations are supposed to make your life easier. For example, on social media platforms like TikTok, abbreviations help you express what you want to say when there is a word limit in place. But, this is only going to be true if you actually know what /ih means. Otherwise, things get confusing.
So, what does /ih really mean? Well, when you look it up on the internet, there are a few explanations. In particular, one that we found and that makes a lot of sense is /ih stands for ‘I’m high.’ Therefore, if you want to let someone know that you have smoked some weed and you are feeling the effects of it, you can type ‘/ih’ in your message.
However, we have also come across another possible meaning of /ih. In other words, this could be an acronym for ‘in hindsight.’ So, if you have been thinking abou a situation and now you have a different view point, you can use the abbreviation /ih to express what you think about it.
I'm so sleep deprived I've been laughing at this image for 10 minutes straight please it's 2:30 am I'm so tired /lh https://t.co/mi64HrkAvz
— Council║They/Them (@brokeaf_cosplay) June 10, 2021
Let’s not forget about the fact that some people are fast types. This can lead to mistakes. So, what if /ih does not actually mean anything in some circumstances? Perhaps it was just an error and typo and now it is causing someone to be confused about the meaning.
Ultimately, you are going to have to try to read the situation. In other words, it will be up to you to think about the context and how this abbreviation is used. Perhaps now that you know some meanings, you will be able to work out what the person is meaning to say.
What are Some Other Abbreviations?
If you are going to see abbreviations, they are most likely going to pop up on TikTok and Twitter. These are the most common platforms where you will discover new words and acronyms. Users can be very creative and you will be surprised by what they can create. But, this is not to say that you will not see common abbreviations on other social media platforms. It is very likely that if someone is using an abbreviation, they will use it in posts on other platforms too.
So, what are some common abbreviations that you are likely to see on the internet? Well, there are quite a few. But, we will cover some of the most popular ones so that you can keep up with the kids.
Let’s start with an easy one to remember. The abbreviation is /j and this simply means that you are joking. You can easily add this to something you say so that the other person knows that you are not being serious. But, if there is some slight truth to what you are saying, you can say /hj. This means that you are half-joking and maybe that person should read between the lines.
Then, if you are in a serious situation, make sure that you say /srs. Sometimes, it can be easy for what you want to say to get mixed up when you are texting or messaging someone. In other words, you can end up giving the wrong impression to someone or they misunderstand what you mean. So, when you add /srs, they are going to know that you mean what you say. You can also add /s if you are being sarcastic and someone should not really think about what you are saying too.
You will notice that a lot of people use abbreviations when they are creating content on TikTok, as well as leaving comments and interacting with others. Sometimes, it can be difficult to understand what they mean. So, you are going to have to learn some of the new words and abbreviations out there so that you can keep up. Let’s summarize what we know about the /ih meaning.
There appears to be two meaning that /ih could be. So, you are going to have to decide for yourself which one it is going to be. You will have to look at the abbreviation in the context in order to tell. Firstly, it could mean I’m high. In other words, you are not feeling yourself after smoking weed. Alternatively, there is the possibility that /ih could mean ‘in hindsight.’ So, after looking back at the situation, you are going to have a certain opinion. Of course, there could be some circumstances where people have just made a mistake and hit the wrong buttons on the keyboard.
There are a lot of abbreviations that now go around on the internet. A lot of them involve using / before some letters. For example, if you are joking, you can type /j. Alternatively, if you are only joking a little bit, you can put /hj. For seriously situations, you can use the abbreviation /srs. For showing sarcasm, you can type /s. Just make sure that the person you are writing this to is going to understand what this means. Otherwise, your attempt for better communication might not work and could have the opposite effect you want.