🌏 Region(s): Honshu
いまきた・イマキタ【今北】 : ima kita | define meaning
- (Online chat) Used to remark that one has just entered an online conversation and to request a summary of what has been happening previously.
"I just got here; what's going on?", "What's the hap.?"
Considered a shortened form of the slang expression イマキタサンギョウ【今北産業】 ima kita sangyou, which would otherwise be spelt as 【今来た三行】, roughly meaning "I've just arrived, could you give me a three-liner (on what's going on)?"
Though different, this expression is somewhat similar to the abbreviation "tl;dr" (too long; didn't read) used in online English forums to introduce a summary of a long post or to request one.