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What Does 831 Mean?In text chat, 831 usually means "I Love You." In Malaysia, 831 is also widely used to refer to the date August 31 (Independence Day).
Here is more information about each of these definitions of 831, with examples of use.
I Love YouThe number 831 is a cyber term used to mean "I Love You." Each individual number in 831 has a specific definition:
- 8 = The total number of letters in the phrase "I Love You."
- 3 = The total number of words in the phrase "I Love You."
- 1 = The one meaning of the cyber term 831.
- Harry: 831 babe.
- Sally: What?
- Harry: Ermm, I love you. 831 means I love you.
- Sally: Oh! Thanks babe. 8312.
August 31In Malaysia, 831 (or 8/31) can mean August 31. (In the same way that 9/11 means September 11 in the US.)
August 31 is a national holiday in Malaysia, marking Malaya's 1957 independence from Britain.
Video Summarizing 831Here is a short video summarizing how the numeronym 831 works:
Summary of Key Points
First Definition of 831"I Love You" (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning) is the most common definition for 831 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||I Love You (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)|
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Second Definition of 831In Malaysia, 831 usually means "August 31."
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Image for 831When I write 831, I mean this:
831 also means August 31, and is a national holiday in Malaysia.
An Academic Look at 831When used with the meaning "I Love You," 831 is classified as a cyber term (as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym). Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity. However, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun.
Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we would have just said "I Love You" instead of using 831.
Using Numbers in TextsThis video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":
Example of 831 Used in a Text
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