FWIW Meaning: What Does FWIW Mean? Useful Text Conversations 1

FWIW Meaning: What Does FWIW Mean? Useful Text Conversations

What does FWIW mean? Are you searching for the meaning of FWIW? Learn the definition and how to use the slang word “FWIW” with ESL picture and conversation examples. 

FWIW Meaning

What Does FWIW Mean?

“FWIW” means “for what it’s worth.”

Have you ever seen someone put this in front of a message and wondered what it means? You’re not alone. “FWIW” means “for what it’s worth.”

When someone puts this at the beginning or end of a message, it means that the information in the message may not be interesting to the reader or that the person posting the message is not an expert. That is to say that the sender is not sure if the other person really needs or wants the information they are sending.

Similar internet slang words

Similar words that can be used here are “IMO,” in my opinion, and “IMHO,” in my humble opinion.” These can be used because the phrase shows the person making the claim knows it’s their own personal opinion and may be right or wrong.

Users use this expression to soften the information they are about to say. It is almost a sort of warning to let people know to not take it too seriously.

Conversation Examples

Let’s look at some examples:

Example 1: 

Texter 1: The party was a complete disaster. The DJ didn’t come!

Texter 2: Yeah, but FWIW the food was good.

Texter 2 uses the internet slang word to try to get texter 1 to look at the positive part of a negative situation.

Example 2:

Social media user 1: I’m planning my next vacation to France. Any suggestions?

Social media user 2: FWIW, I’d skip France and go to Spain. You can save some money.

In this situation, social media user 2 includes “FWIW” because he or she isn’t sure if social media user 1 wants the information (since it didn’t directly answer the question).

Other Meanings of FWIW

  • For Whoever Is Wondering
  • For whatever it’s worth
  • Forgot Where I Was

FWIW Meaning Infographic

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Other Ways to Say FWIW

  • In my opinion
  • As I see it…
  • From my perspective,
  • In my experience…
  • From my point of view, …
  • As far as I am concerned, …
  • I gather that …
  • As far as I know…
  • I (strongly) believe that…
  • As far as I understand…
  • I have no doubt that …
  • If you ask me…
  • Personally, I think…
  • I might be wrong but…
  • In my experience…
  • As for me / As to me, …
  • It goes without saying that …
  • I believe that…
  • My own feeling on the subject is that …
  • Personally speaking…
  • It’s obvious to me…
  • I hold the opinion/ view that …
  • I am not sure/certain, but…
  • The point is that…
  • I have the feeling that …
  • I am sure / I am certain that …
  • I am of the opinion that …
  • I suppose
  • I tend to think that…
  • I would say that …
  • I’d like to point out that…
  • I’d suggest that
  • It seems to me that …
  • To my mind, …
  • What I mean is…

 

 

 

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