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What Does ISTG Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re texting a friend when they use the acronym ISTG, and you aren’t sure what it means. ISTG is an acronym commonly used when texting or on social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

What Does ISTG Mean? 

What Does ISTG Mean?

ISTG is an acronym for the words “I swear to God.” It is used to express seriousness in a variety of situations and can also be used when someone wants to let others know they aren’t lying.

ISTG is a newer acronym and is used almost exclusively online. It is rare to hear it spoken in person.

How to Use ISTG

  • “ISTG, I’m not joking.”
  • “It really happened! ISTG.”
  • “ISTG, this is serious.”
  • “ISTG I’m losing my mind.”
  • “If you do it, ISTG I’ll tell Mom.”
  • ISTG is used to express seriousness in a variety of situations.

Using ISTG the Right Way

ISTG is a difficult acronym to use, and we don’t recommend using it if you aren’t certain you can use it correctly. It is a saying, and it can be put at the beginning or end of a phrase that you want to let others know you are serious about.

It is recommended to only use ISTG to talk about yourself in informal situations until you get the hang of its use.

ISTG Variations

Currently, there are no known variations of the acronym ISTG.

Should you worry about your child using ISTG?

ISTG is mostly harmless, especially if your child is just using it to discuss something they say or hear. However, if you notice your child using ISTG it might be a good idea to check in on their internet usage to ensure whatever they are using the internet for is safe for them and that they aren’t engaging in dangerous acts with friends.