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Meaning of IINM

What Does IINM Mean?

IINM means "If I'm Not Mistaken".

The abbreviation IINM is commonly used to preface an answer or opinion that the sender is almost certain is correct. IINM is often used to subtly contradict something that someone has said. The use of IINM suggests that the sender is simply suggesting an alternative which they think may be correct, but usually implies that they believe they are right.

IINM is very similar in meaning to BICBW (But I Could Be Wrong), CMIIW (Correct Me If I'm Wrong) and CMIIWB (Correct Me If I'm Wrong, But), all of which actually imply that the sender believes they are right.
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Definition for IINM

IINM means "If I'm Not Mistaken". This is the most common definition for IINM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about IINM:

Definition:If I'm Not Mistaken
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write IINM, I mean this:

meaning of IINM
"If I'm Not Mistaken" usually means I'm not.

Examples of IINM in Sentences

Here are examples of IINM being used in conversations:
  • Nick: The match starts at 7pm.
  • Stuart: Have you checked? IINM, kick-off is at 6pm.
  • Jane: Lisa was the last one home.
  • Leilah: IINM it was Jane. I saw them both come in and Lisa was definitely first.

An Academic Look at IINM

IINM is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Eye Eye En Em). However, it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation IINM is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

IINM is an abbreviated conditional phrase. A conditional sentence expresses a fact or simple implication and always begins with "if" or "when".

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "If I'm Not Wrong" or even just "If I'm Not Mistaken" instead of using IINM.

A Text with IINM

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


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