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What Does I8 Mean?I8 means "Aight," which is a shortened version of "all right." This term is used to mean "okay" and is frequently employed to bring a conversation to an end.
"Aight" is thought to have derived from African American Vernacular English, in which standard English phrases are often adjusted to better fit the African-American accent.
Image for I8When I write I8, I mean this: I8 means alright.
Summary of Key Points"Aight, aite, alright" is the most common definition for I8 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||Aight, aite, alright|
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Examples of I8 in SentencesHere are examples of I8 being used in conversations:
- Joe: Iím going to a party tonight, but youíre working arenít you?
- Steve: Yeah. Iíll see you tomorrow. I8?
- Susannah: I canít talk, Iím at work. Iíll call later.
- Sophie: Sorry. I8?
An Academic Look at I8I8 is defined as a cyber term because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters. Many cyber terms were introduced to reduce the number of key strokes required to write words, but since the arrival of predictive texting and keyboards on mobile devices this efficiency is less important.
Cyber terms are still regularly used to make messages more entertaining or to express individuality. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations of words.
I8 can be used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). In other words, it is not always used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.
What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?Before the digital era, we might have said something like "okay" or "all right" instead of I8.
Using Numbers in TextsThis video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":
Example of I8 Used in a Text
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