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Iono

; blending and clipping
I don’t know Internet abbreviation for “I don’t know.” As we get lazier and lazier about typing complete words, or heaven forbid, sentences, online speak becomes just the basic sounds needed to simulate words or phrases. First, I don’t know was simplified to “I dunno,” which is a written form of the way the phrase is pronounced when speaking quickly. As speech deforms even more, the d sound in dunno also disappears and we are left with “Iono.”
 
me: Are you going to the study session for chemistry? friend: Iono
Etymology : abbreviation, blending and clipping
Source : online conversation with a friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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