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What Does ISB Mean?ISB means "I'm So Bored."
The abbreviation ISB is used with the meaning "I'm So Bored" to indicate that the sender is disinterested in what they are currently doing and probably wishes to be somewhere else. The use of IMB implies that the sender has no way of getting out of the activity that is causing their boredom (e.g., they are at work or are being obliged to participate in something that they would really rather not do).
The statement "I'm So Bored" and the abbreviation ISB are often used by children and teenagers. Childcare experts believe boredom can be a positive state for children, as it forces the cultivation of imagination and self-motivation as they are obliged to find ways to alleviate their boredom.
ISB is similar in meaning to, but slightly more emphatic than, IMB (I'm Bored) and IAB (I Am Bored). It is less emphatic than BOOMM (Bored Out Of My Mind) and BBB (Bored Beyond Belief).
Image for ISBWhen I write ISB, I mean this: ISB, even my toys are boring.
Summary of Key Points"I'm So Bored" is the most common definition for ISB on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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Adults and Teenagers
Examples of ISB in SentencesHere are examples of ISB being used in conversations:
- Kay: Has the meeting finished yet?
- Sophie: They're still droning on about annual forecasts. ISB.
- Naggy Partner: And another thing....
- Hen-pecked Partner: ISB of this. All we ever do is argue.
An Academic Look at ISBAs it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Eye Ess Bee"), ISB is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.
ISB is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as a part of speech within a wider sentence.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would have just said "I'm So Bored," or something like "I'm Bored" instead of using the abbreviation ISB.
Example of ISB Used in a Text
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