What does IIRC mean?
IIRC means If I Recall Correctly. It could also mean If I Remember Correctly.
On this page:
- Where is IIRC used?
- How is IIRC used?
- Example Uses of IIRC
- Who uses IIRC?
- History of IIRC
- Other Definitions of IIRC
IIRC is an initialism that stands for If I Recall Correctly or If I Remember Correctly. It is used in online conversations or text messages to tell people that you’re not certain about what you’re saying.
Where is IIRC used?
IIRC is typically used on social networks and platforms that allow users to chat with each other. It can also be used in text messages.
IIRC is used on the follow platforms and places:
- online conversation
- Facebook Messenger
How is IIRC used?
IIRC is used to tell someone that you aren’t completely sure if what you’re about to say (or have just said) is true. In other words, you’re basically saying “I remember this being true”.
It is typically used in online chats (e.g. Facebook Messenger, Discord, Twitch chat, etc.) or on discussion forums like Reddit.
Do people say IIRC out loud?
No, people just say the actual words “if I recall correctly”.
Example Uses of IIRC
IIRC it's against the law to break the speed limit.
Some genius might remember that it's illegal to drive faster than the posted speed limit.
PlayStation was more popular than Xbox back in 2005 IIRC.
Someone thinks that the PlayStation was a more popular game console than the Xbox in 2005.In a text message:
Someone tells their friends that it's difficult to find parking near the place they're planning to go.On online conversation:
IIRC Instagram existed before Facebook.
Someone incorrectly remembers Instagram existing before Facebook (Facebook existed before Instagram).On Facebook Messenger:
IIRC Michael Schumacher won seven world championships.
Someone correctly remembers that Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher won a total of seven world championships during his career.On online conversation:
IIRC Facebook used to only allow college students to join.
Someone correctly remembers that Facebook originally only allowed college students to create accounts.
Who uses IIRC?
IIRC is probably used most often by those who frequently talk to others online. People who just log in to Facebook and check their email here and there are probably not going to get into discussions with others where they’ll need to use IIRC.
History of IIRC
IIRC was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2002, which makes it quite old relative to many other slang terms. It was used frequently on IRC and discussion forums.
Rise in Popularity
According to Google Trends, IIRC has not risen in popularity in recent times (since 2004, at least not as far as we can tell using search frequency as a proxy for popularity). Searches for the term have slightly declined over the years.
What was used before IIRC?
Nothing; people probably just said something like “I’m pretty sure” or “if I recall correctly”.
Other Definitions of IIRC
IIRC can also mean:
- If I Remember Correctly
If I Remember Correctly
Basically the same thing as “if I recall correctly”.