What Does PICNIC Mean in a Text?

PICNIC means "Problem In Chair Not In Computer."

In IT, PICNIC is an acronym used with the meaning "Problem In Chair Not In Computer." It is used by IT technicians when it is apparent that a user is not having a problem with a device because of an issue with the hardware or software, but because they are incompetent. For example:
  • Charlie: My printer won't print.
  • Jordan: PICNIC. Try switching it on.
  • Sam: I can't hear anything on my headphones.
  • Lee: PICNIC. The sound is on mute.

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When I write PICNIC, I mean this:

meaning of PICNIC

PICNIC means the user is at fault.

Summary of Key Points

"Problem In Chair Not In Computer" is the most common definition for PICNIC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Problem In Chair Not In Computer
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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An Academic Look at PICNIC

PICNIC is an acronym (i.e., an abbreviation spoken like a word).

Acronyms differ from initialism abbreviations, which are pronounced using their individual letters (e.g., ORM ("Object Relational Mapping"), MVP ("Most Valuable Player").

PICNIC is normally used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). Occasionally it is used like a noun or an adjective. For example:
  • That is definitely a PICNIC. Donít blame the computer.
  • (Here, PICNIC is a noun.)
  • We have a PICNIC scenario in the Finance Directorís office.
  • (Here, PICNIC is an adjective.)

Example of PICNIC Used in a Text

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