The popularity of slangs and abbreviations is constantly on the rise, with thousands of acronyms being formed daily. You’ll need to keep up with slang if you don’t want to get lost in a conversation, especially with the younger crowd. One of the most used slang on social platforms, particularly Snapchat, is “ISTG,” a versatile slang for contexts.
“ISTG” is the acronym for the sentence “I swear to God.” As with every sentence that has turned into an acronym over text, there are different contexts to which you can apply the meaning of “ISTG.” The use of it on Snapchat and other platforms to express sincerity or honesty over an incident. In other cases, you can use it to express annoyance or surprise.
This article will go over the meaning of “ISTG” in detail, its origin, how it’s used in context, and the other possible meanings of “ISTG.”
ISTG: I Swear To God
The sentence “I Swear To God” has been around for quite a while, and its origin can be traced back to possibly the 13th century when courts put testifiers on oaths. If the famous sentence “I swear to God to give the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” rings a bell; you can have a broad scope of how long the statement has been in existence.
As with anything popular and has been watched in movies, people have adopted the saying and have coined the statement “I swear to God” to declare honesty over something. But then, the primary means of communication among individuals is now texting, which means you can’t cross your heart and swear to God behind your phone, which birthed the acronym “ISTG.”
How Is “ISTG” Used in Texts on Snapchat?
There are various ways of using “ISTG” over texts on Snapchat, and they heavily depend on the contexts in which you’re using the acronym. “ISTG can be used to express honesty/assurance, as a promise, annoyance, intimidating threats, and general interjection.
“ISTG” To Make Certain or Emphasize Honesty
The conversation illustrated below gives you an idea of the use of “ISTG” in expressing honesty/sincerity.
- Jerry: Hey, Dan. I left my sandwich in the fridge and couldn’t find it when I returned from class.
- Dan: Really? I haven’t been to the fridge since you left for lectures too. I don’t know where you dropped the sandwich.
- Jerry: You didn’t eat it?
- Dan: ISTG bro. I haven’t seen or eaten your sandwich.
“ISTG” To Make a Promise
You can use “ISTG” in a chat to make a promise. It’s like an extension to telling the truth but in a different context.
- Joshua: Hi, Mark. Dad said I should check on you and how you’re doing in school. How are your grades?
- Mark: My grades were down last semester, but I’m working even harder to get them back up.
- Joshua: Okay. Make us proud!
- Mark: I will make you and Dad proud, ISTG.
“ISTG” To Express Annoyance
Using “ISTG” to express annoyance is common in chats and could be illustrated below.
- Majid: Hello! I’ve been trying to reach your phone since yesterday.
- Kelly: Is there any problem?
- Majid: Yes! My ceiling is falling apart, and I need you to get someone to fix it! I paid you for that!
- Kelly: Please, remain calm. I’ll be with you in 4 hours.
- Majid: 4 hours?! Ugh! ISTG! I’m going to lose my mind!
“ISTG” for Intimidating Threats
“ISTG” can also make your threats sound more intimidating or menacing over texts.
- Mandy: What did you do to my car?!
- Linda: Oh, relax! It’s just the bumper. You’ll fix it in a day, and it’ll be fine.
- Mandy: ISTG, I’ll get you back for this, Mandy!.
“ISTG” As General Interjection
You can use “ISTG” as a general interjection like you use “wtf,” “omg,” “idk,” and several others.
- Jeff: Did you watch yesterday’s NBA finals?
- Henry: Yes! That was totally sick!
- Jeff: ISTG bro.
Other Possible Meanings of “ISTG”
There are other possible meanings of “ISTG,” depending on the crowd you’re using it with. These meanings include “I stay on the grind,” “Intersite Topology Generator, and “I stan this group,” among others.
We do not recommend using “ISTG” in a text or statement in professional conversations.
With this guide, you now know the different meanings of “ISTG” and the contexts you can apply them in. Have fun chatting!