Wondering, ‘what does WGST mean in texting?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘WGST’ in a text message to you or via a DM on social media, it means ‘Who Gives A Toss’.
To understand what they mean, you’ll need to look at the whole conversation to determine the context of their message.
WGST could be a good thing, but it could also be a bad thing – it depends on the conversation!
What Does WGST Mean in Texting?
It’s common to see text slang being used as a way of abbreviating words and making it quicker to communicate.
WGST is a fairly common one that you might see being used, so it’s worth knowing what it stands for.
It’s a direct abbreviation for ‘Who Gives A Toss’, which is a common saying in real life when someone is basically saying they don’t care.
For example, if you were to ask your friend what they thought of your new haircut and they replied with ‘WGST’, it would mean they’re not interested, which is a bit rude.
On the other hand, if you’re asking someone if they prefer red or white wine and they reply with WGST, they’re probably saying either will do!
When deciphering text slang it’s important to both understand what the slang means, as well as the context in which it was used.
If you’re unsure, the best thing to do is ask the person directly what they meant – that way there’s no chance of a miscommunication!
What Does WGST Mean on Social Media?
Some text slang means something different on social media as some platforms have developed their own language.
For example, ‘LOL’ started off meaning ‘Laugh Out Loud’ in regular text speak, but now on Instagram, it’s commonly used to mean ‘Lots of Love’, and within gaming communities, it stands for League of Legends, a popular MOBA game.
Generally speaking, WGST means the same on social media as it does over text, it’s an abbreviation for ‘who gives a toss’.
But that said, there may be some rare instances when it stands for something specific to an industry.
For example, it could be an acronym for Western Greenland Summer Time or World Grad School Tour, but you’ll know if it’s being used for something as specific as these examples.
Examples of WGST in A Text Conversation
Here are a few examples of how WGST might be used in a text conversation:
Person A: “Hey, what movie do you want to watch later?”
Person B: “WGST, I’m just there for the snacks!”
Person A: “OK, fair enough!”
Person C: “If you keep taking time off work they might fire you!”
Person D: “WGST, I don’t like the job anyway.”
Person E: “Marcus said he’s looking for you, and he didn’t sound very happy.”
Person F: “WGST, I’ll deal with him tomorrow.”
As you can see, the tone of each conversation changes the meaning of WGST but the meanings are the same.
How Do You Respond to WGST?
Now that you know what WGST means in texting, you might be wondering how to respond when someone uses it.
It really depends on the topic of the conversation, but the best way to respond is usually either by agreeing with them or not saying anything at all.
WGST is a flippant way of saying you don’t care about something, so in my experience, it’s best to just go with it.
That is unless you feel strongly about the topic and really disagree with the person saying it.
It’s totally up to you if you want to challenge them!
Some Text Abbreviations Similar to WGST
There are a few other text abbreviations that have a similar meaning to WGST you may prefer to use, these are:
- IDGAF – I Don’t Give A
- IDC – I Don’t Care
- IDTS – I Don’t Think So
- W/E – Whatever
These are just a few examples, but there are plenty more text slang abbreviations out there if you want to embrace the text slang culture!
Is It Cool to Use Text Slang or Should You Use Full Words?
Now you know what WGST means, the broader question is whether or not you should use text slang or not.
The bottom line is that it’s really up to you, some people love using text slang as it makes them feel more connected with the people they’re texting.
Others find it lazy and prefer to use full words.
There’s no right or wrong answer, it’s just a matter of preference.
Personally, I try to use the type of language that I know the person I’m texting will understand and use themselves.
The last thing you want to do when texting someone is confuse them or use an abbreviation that might get misinterpreted.
With that in mind, I hope this article has helped you to understand the meaning of WGST and how it’s used!
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