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    Posted: March 31 2013 at 11:23
I have noticed that the use of the acronym IMIO is spreading, I am even saying it out loud when i state opinions of my own, for so to say that it is basically my sole opinion , not CNNs, or the Lexicon, or wikipedia, or a guy on facebook or the pope or Jesus, or Santa Clause

I just found out that i realize people are more about implying hat it is actually your opinion that you own the opinion by phrasing IMO after a stated opinion. is it so important to state that it is actually your opinion to every opinion  you make about everything, like you are the stakeholder of the opinions you utter and the fear of other implying you have a wrong opinion  it is very handy to smash an IMO after a statement.

Like IMo cant say i have IMO anything of value IMO for this company IMO to say you are IMO a jerk. IMO.

what is your general opinion of the use of IMO?

what do you think of the usage of IMO?

where does it stem from ?

are you annoyed by/are you unaffected by it?

Have you ever thought about it?


Edited by aginor - March 31 2013 at 11:25
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IMO the thread title is a mess. But funny

I use IMo from time to time. Not  absolutely  needed but it can help.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2013 at 12:18
Lazyness. Say "in my opinion" and I'll probably value it more.
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I only use it when I want to distinguish an opinion I am positing from a fact.  Otherwise, I see no reason to use the phrase or acronym.  If you really believe something, you should come out and say it and not try to dilute it to make it seem less assertive.  If you want a tactful angle...well, there are a lot of better ways to be tactful than tacking on "imo" to a comment.  The socratic method might work, methinks.
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I see it as kind of a "post softener".  Usually it's clear that what you're saying is your own opinion, but if you're saying something particularly strong, it's sometimes tactful to throw in "IMO" to make it clear you're not trying to project your beliefs on everyone else.  It's kind of a token modesty that's generally okay to use, but it can have a false veneer to it if it's overused -- say, if it's used as a license to be as annoying as you want to be, and you can always fall back on "well, I did say it was ONLY MY OPINION, if you don't like it that's fine".  

As an acronym, "IMO" is so freaking wonderful I want to adopt it as my child and give it love and spiral notebooks.

In my opinion, of course.
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^ Beat me to it in the first paragraph.
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

I have noticed that the use of the acronym IMIO is spreading, I am even saying it out loud when i state opinions of my own, for so to say that it is basically my sole opinion , not CNNs, or the Lexicon, or wikipedia, or a guy on facebook or the pope or Jesus, or Santa Clause.*

what do you think of the usage of IMO?**

are you annoyed by/are you unaffected by it?***
* Since you spelt "Santa Claus" with an "e" at the end, I presume you are talking about Tim Allen ... IMO.

** It's fair.

*** I used to be annoyed by it, but lately was appreciating its importance.

I use it whenever I feel the need for using it, that is before I get a bad vibe and someone attacks me with a "you dumb son of a b%^ch, you blyah-blyah-blyah-blyah-blyah-br-r-r-r-r-r-r-... [fart noises] ... ." I always presume that there are some people who tend to forget that the person they are conversing with doesn't always state things objectively. I saw this here a few times a long while ago.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - March 31 2013 at 13:08
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My posts are a mixture of opinion and fact, most of the time it is obvious which is which but here are times when it is possible to misinterpret an opinion as a stated fact, in those rare instances I will tag an IMO or IMHO on the end just to insure that people don't assume that I am stating opinion as fact... ATAF╣
 
 
 
 
 
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If people can't sort out the difference between statements of fact and statements of opinion, then I don't have the time to hold their hand through it by constantly saying IMO.  IMO of course.  Wink
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So what's the exact difference between IMO and IMHO? One's being more humble with the "H"? If you can't spell it completely, I'm not thinking of anybody as much more of a gentleman just because he allows meto deduct that his opinion is humble with an H.

Oh damn I just hate acronyms and txt speech in general.
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IWAWYTETMHEIAMDP.  Wink
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IYO im a prog geek

but IMO i just enjoy some prog from time to time 

(IYO is one ive made up for In Your Opinion )
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Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

So what's the exact difference between IMO and IMHO? One's being more humble with the "H"? If you can't spell it completely, I'm not thinking of anybody as much more of a gentleman just because he allows meto deduct that his opinion is humble with an H.

Oh damn I just hate acronyms and txt speech in general.
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I'm quite happy about good manners. Rudeness it's probably my biggest pet peeve in the world. But an H in an IMO it's just an extra letter, IMO.

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False modesty is an English thing. False manners are endemic everywhere.




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I have no opinions on this subject.
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Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

I'm quite happy about good manners. Rudeness it's probably my biggest pet peeve in the world. But an H in an IMO it's just an extra letter, IMO.

Have an awesome, best-of-your-life, unforgettable day.


Those Brits like to throw extra "u"s in lots of words too.  Tongue

Well said Phil, but that should be "IHNOOTS"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2013 at 16:05
ftw that is IMO very funny
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Originally posted by The Doctor The Doctor wrote:

Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

I'm quite happy about good manners. Rudeness it's probably my biggest pet peeve in the world. But an H in an IMO it's just an extra letter, IMO.

Have an awesome, best-of-your-life, unforgettable day.


Those Brits like to throw extra "u"s in lots of words too.  Tongue

Well said Phil, but that should be "IHNOOTS"

No, Webster took them out.
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