Meaning of AFAIC

What Does AFAIC Mean?

AFAIC means "As Far As I'm Concerned". The abbreviation AFAIC is typically used to introduce a statement to make it clear the statement is a personal opinion or to express a lack of interest in a subject. For example:
  • AFAIC global warming is a hoax.
  • (Here, AFAIC expresses personal opinion.)
  • AFAIC you can do whatever you want.
  • (Here, AFAIC expresses a lack of interest.)
Of note, AFAIC can also be written as AFAIAC (As Far As I Am Concerned).
Summary of Key Points

Definition for AFAIC

AFAIC means "As Far As I'm Concerned". This is the most common definition for AFAIC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about AFAIC:

Definition:As Far As I'm Concerned
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write AFAIC, I mean this:

meaning of AFAIC
AFAIC is a caveat meaning "As far as I'm concerned…"

Examples of AFAIC in Sentences

Here are examples of AFAIC being used in conversation:
  • Tom: AFAIC the most important people in the world are your children. After all, they will choose your rest home.
  • Tom: Can I take the day off tomorrow?
  • Anna: AFAIC you can.
  • (Here, the caveat AFAIC leaves room for someone else to refuse the day off.)

An Academic Look at AFAIC

AFAIC is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aay Eff Aay Eye Cee), but as this is harder to say than "As far as I'm concerned," it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation AFAIC is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

AFAIC is used like an adverb of concession, which is similar in meaning to "although this is just my view". When presented at the start of a sentence, an adverb of concession (or any adverbial phrase) is often followed by a comma to separate it from the main clause. However, in text speak or in online chat forums, this comma is usually omitted for brevity.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "As Far As I'm Concerned" or "From My Perspective" instead of using the abbreviation AFAIC.

A Text with AFAIC

Using AFAIC on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


See Also

AFAIA (as far as I'm aware) AFAIAA (as far as I am aware) AFAIAC (as far as I am concerned) AFAICS (as far as I can see) AFAICT (as far as I can tell) AFAIK (as far as I know) AFAIR (as far as I remember) AFAP (as far as possible)