/s means that a statement before it was meant to be sarcastic. /s is a way of letting people know that what you just said is meant to be taken as sarcasm, to indicate that people shouldn’t take what you said seriously.
The origin of /s is very vague and foggy, however it was popularized in 2010 and became a much more commonly used signature at every sarcastic comment since.
- /s is short for /sarcasm.
- It’s a practice that lets people know that your previous statements were meant to be sarcasm and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
If you’re chatting online, playing video games or writing an article, /s lets your friends and audience know that you are being sarcastic.
How to Use /s
/s is an informal Internet practice and should be avoided when using it in real life, as /s is not easy to say and sarcasm can usually be understood by the tone of your voice. When you want to say something sarcastic, just add “/s” at the end of your statement to let your readers know.
My life is so fun, I want to live forever /s
Gee that was the hardest boss I ever fought /s
He’s busy? I bet he’s studying for his exams and not playing games /s