What does NOM stand for?

No offense meant

When you’re chatting online and someone sends you “NOM”, they’re simply saying that they didn’t mean to upset or offend you. Let’s say, for example, a friend named John shares a controversial political opinion. If he thinks the opinion might ruffle some feathers, he might follow up with a “NOM” to show he didn’t mean to cause any upset.

NOM is particularly useful in the digital world, where it’s all too easy to unintentionally upset someone. However, it’s not a widely known or commonly used term. Many people might not recognize it or might associate it with something else entirely.

One common misinterpretation of “NOM” is “nom nom”, a phrase often used to imitate the sound of someone enjoying their food. This can lead to some confusion if the person you’re messaging isn’t familiar with the less common use of “NOM”.

So, keep in mind that while “NOM” can be a handy tool to smooth over any potential online disputes, it’s not universally understood. You might need to explain it to some of your friends.

Example for using ‘NOM’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that article about the upcoming election? It’s really interesting!

Yeah, but I have a different opinion on that. I think we should focus on different issues.

Oh, I didn’t mean to offend you with my opinion. NOM! Everyone is entitled to their own thoughts.

No worries, I understand. Let’s just agree to disagree on this one. πŸ‘