What Does IMHO Stand For?

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I always believed IMHO meant “in my humble opinion.” It has, however, come to my attention that many people think it stands for “in my honest opinion.” According to Slang.com, it could also stand for “in my holy opinion” or “is my hearing aid on?”


So which is it, folks?

Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.


Actually, all of the above are incorrect. Over the years, I have compiled a list of commonly-used abbreviations and their meanings. Here is a small sample:

AFAIK - Australian Flies Always Interrupt Kindergarten
AKA - A Killer Afro
BRB - Being Real, Bro
FWIW - Fake Weed Is Wack
FYI - Free Your Iguana
GMTA - Grand Motha****in’ Theft Auto
HTH - Hold This, Helen
IDK - I’m Diane Keaton
IMHO - Intellectual Modesty Hampers Openness
LOL - Laryngitis Or Lockjaw?
TTYL - Tim Tebow Yelling Loudly
FTFY - Feed The Freakin’ Yak
OTOH - Ohio, Texas, Or Hawaii?
YMMV - Yo, Meet My Valet