Wondering, ‘what does STG mean in texting?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘STG’ in a text message to you or via a DM on social media, they’re saying ‘Swear To God’.
STG is a fairly common abbreviation, shorthand, or slang way of saying Swear To God, and is usually a way to express passionate belief in something!
What Does STG Mean in Texting?
If you’ve ever gotten a text message or seen a social media post with the letters “STG” in it and wondered what it meant, you’re not alone.
When I first saw STG I had to look it up, but now I know what it means. It makes perfect sense.
The term “STG” is an abbreviation for “swear to god.”
When someone types or says STG they’re usually emphasizing the fact that they’re telling the truth or they strongly believe in what they’re saying.
For example, if your friend texts you “I just got the longest streak ever on [game], I STG!”
It doesn’t have anything to do with being religious or anything like that, it’s literally just a saying.
It’s a funny one too, because I don’t think anyone would type out Swear To God, but they’re comfortable using the abbreviation.
What Does STG Mean on Social Media?
The same goes for social media posts.
You might see people commenting STG on a friend’s post or in the comments section of a YouTube video.
It’s just a way of saying that they believe what the person is saying or that they’re telling the truth.
I’ve seen STG used across WhatsApp, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and just about any social media platform I can think of.
It’s one of those abbreviations that goes across most age groups and demographics, so don’t be surprised if you see it being used.
Examples of STG in A Text Conversation
Here are a few examples of how STG might be used in a text conversation:
A: “Can you believe that Tom is dating Jessica?”
B: “Are you sure? Or are you trolling again?”
A: “I STG it’s the truth!”
A: “I STG I just had the best nachos I’ve ever had in my life!”
B: “Where? I need to try them too then!”
A: “I STG if you don’t pay me back that money you owe me I’ll never speak to you again.”
B: “Okay, okay! I’ll pay you back tomorrow, I promise.”
A: “I’m telling you, this new game is the best one out right now!”
A: “Yes! I would never lie to you about something as important as this!”
As you can see, STG is a pretty versatile term that can be used in a lot of different ways.
As long as you’re using it to emphasize something that’s true, you can pretty much use it whenever you like.
Some Text Abbreviations Similar to STG
If you don’t want to use STG, there are a few alternatives you can use to express your excitement or passion for something like:
- TBH – To be honest
- IMO/IMHO – In my opinion/in my humble opinion
- OTOH – On the other hand
- TBF – To be fair
These don’t quite have the same impact as STG, I’ll admit, but they’re still useful in their own way!
At least you now know what STG means when someone else uses it, you don’t have to use it yourself if it doesn’t suit your personality.
Why Do Some People Use So Many Abbreviations When Texting?
The main reason people use abbreviations while texting is to save time and space.
It’s much faster to type “ML” than it is to type out “Much Love” or “My Love”, so it’s a convenient way to pass on your sentiment without having to worry about taking up too much space in a text message.
Of course, this used to be the case when there was limited space on a text message or it would cost more to send longer texts.
As well as being more relevant when cell phones were more difficult to type on.
But it’s still a habit that is commonly used today, and some people will use more text slang than others, even if it takes just as long to do so!
Another reason is that some people don’t want to type certain phrases out in full, and this might be the case with Much Love.
It’s easier and looks more casual to type ML than it is to say Much Love, and I know some people find it easier to do that.
Maybe it’s someone you didn’t know felt that strongly for you and this is their way of testing how you’ll react to them using the word ‘love’ without actually using it!
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
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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.