Wondering, ‘what does ONG mean in texting?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘ONG’ in a text message to you or via a DM on social media, it means ‘On God’.
The person who sent you this message is basically putting some emphasis on what they’re saying, kind of like saying ‘I swear to god’.
What Does ONG Mean in Texting?
ONG is an abbreviation for ‘On God’, it’s not a misspelling of OMG which was my first thought the first time I saw ONG in a text message.
I’m not sure exactly where this abbreviation first came from and where it was first used, as is the case with most text slang.
I read a story that it may have first been said by a social media influencer on TikTok, but it’s hard to be sure.
It’s one of those words that just seems to appear out of nowhere and then everyone starts using it.
What Does ONG Mean on Social Media?
ONG means the same thing on social media as it does via text message.
This means if you see ONG being used on TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc, the person who wrote it is abbreviating On God.
If you look at the context of how and where it’s been used, it should be apparent they’re stating something or agreeing with something.
Examples of ONG in A Text Conversation
Here are some examples of ONG being used in a text conversation:
“I’m so tired, I slept about 3 hours last night, ONG.”
“My mom is going to kill me if she finds out I got a speeding ticket, ONG.”
“I’m so excited for the concert tonight, ONG!”
In each of these examples, you can see that the person is emphasizing what they’re saying by using ‘ONG’ at the end.
It would be the same as if they said ‘I swear to god’, ‘on my life’, or anything else along those lines.
How Do You Respond to ONG?
You can respond to ONG in a few different ways, depending on the context of the conversation.
If someone uses it as an exclamation, you can simply respond with ‘haha yeah’, ‘I know, right?’, or something along those lines.
If someone uses ONG as a way of emphasizing how they feel about something, you can respond with ‘I feel you’, ‘I know how you feel’, or anything else that you think they’ll like.
What it doesn’t mean is something religious, so you shouldn’t respond with anything to do with god, in my opinion.
Some Text Abbreviations Similar to ONG
There are a few other text abbreviations that have a similar meaning to ONG if you don’t want to use ONG yourself.
You could use:
- SWG (Swear to God)
- STG (Swear to God)
- 4Real (For Real)
- 4rl (For Real)
- IGHT (Alright)
- NoCap (No Cap, meaning I’m not lying)
All of these abbreviations mean similar things, that you’re agreeing with something you or the other person is saying.
If you’re more comfortable using one of those slang terms, why not do so.
Should You Use Text Slang Over Full Words?
Now you know what ONG means, the broader question is whether or not you should use text slang or not.
Some people love using slang, some hate it, and there are a fair few people who are indifferent.
Text slang is often seen as being unprofessional, so if you’re texting for work or school-related purposes, it’s probably best to avoid using it.
However, if you’re texting with friends or family, go ahead and use whatever slang you want.
It’s up to you whether or not you want to use text slang such as ONG, but my best advice is to know what’s appropriate for who you’re texting.
I personally don’t use slang and abbreviations all that often, but if I’m texting with friends I’ll use it every now and then.
To sum up, ONG is an abbreviation for ‘On God’, it’s a way of emphasizing what you’re saying.
It’s not to be confused with OMG, which stands for ‘Oh my God’!
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
Here is a list of the other posts I’ve written up, just click one of the links below to jump to the explanation:
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.