The internet is infamous for coming up with its lingo to the point where newcomers to an internet community might feel left out. Most online communities such as subreddits and even Twitch chats have a few acronyms or slang up their sleeve that might sound gibberish to anyone reading it for the first time.
In this article, we’re going over a similar term — the acronym IMR. Read on to find out what IMR means and where you can use the term.
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It is a sarcastic connotation for expressions like “is this a joke” or “are you serious?”
IMR stands for “I mean really?”
IMR is generally used to convey disbelief in a conversation, for instance, when you cannot comprehend the other person being serious or just fooling around.
More often than not, this acronym is widely used as more of a general statement rather than a question. Here are a few examples to help you better understand the term’s usage.
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When to use IMR?
Although many internet slang is highly contextual, IMR is primarily used similarly regardless of context.
For instance, you can use IMR in the context of expressing disbelief in a conversation; refer to the following example.
Friend: I really don’t like it when you throw around that attitude.
You can also use IMR while referring to yourself in contexts like: “how could they?” or “where did they get the audacity?”. These situations are examples of IMR being used as a general statement rather than a question, as discussed earlier in this article.
Refer to the following example for more clarity.
Friend: Did you notice what they have been saying about you?
You: IMR, they could not be more direct about it.
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