What Does IGHT Stand For

‘IGHT’ means ‘Alright’. ‘IGHT’ is an internet slang, which is shorthand for alright and is used on the internet by many social network users, especially the young adults and teenagers who love using internet slang. If you don’t feel like writing the whole world ‘ALRIGHT’, you can always switch it with the acronym for alright, that is, ‘IGHT’.

You can’t say that ‘IGHT’ is an acronym, because the different alphabets for ‘IGHT’ do not mean anything if used individually. You can that it is an alternate word, for alright, when you feel like typing something quick, or when you want to be a part of the social networking trends, you use the word ‘IGHT’ instead of alright.

When to Use ‘IGHT’?

If someone has asked you a question for which the answer could be an ‘alright’, you can always reply to them with an ‘IGHT’, instead of writing alright. Also, when you want to ask or confirm something from someone, you can always end your sentence or your question with ‘IGHT’, asking the other person whether this is okay or not.

The following are a few words, which can be the perfect alternates for ‘IGHT’. And ‘IGHT’ can be used perfectly in place of these words. I will explain this further by examples for each type of word.

The Most Commonly Used Word, YES!

Yes, is often used when talking to someone anywhere and everywhere. Say, for example:
H: Do you think you could get me a set of glasses this weekend?
G: Yes I will!

Alternately using ‘IGHT’ for Yes:

H: Do you think you could get me a set of glasses this weekend?
G: ight I will!

Saying Sure Instead of Yes

Sure, is another synonym for yes, which can be used when you have to say yes to somebody, or when somebody else has to say something in affirmative to what you just asked.

For example:

John: Can you please close the door on your way out?
Hellen: Sure!

Placing the shorthand for alright, i.e, ight, in place of ‘sure’:

John: Can you please close the door on your way out?
Hellen: ight!

Other Words like Yes, Sure and Alright

Yes, sure, and alright are not the only words that we use when we have to answer someone in affirmative. Other words include, OK, agreed, confirm, right, fine, and done. And these are the same words just like yes, sure and alright, which can be easily replaced with ‘ight’.

For instance, look at the following example for right, and how you can replace the word right with ight, without changing the meaning of the sentence.

Hira: I was so happy to know that they all are coming over for the graduation party. Didn’t expect them to show up?
Talha: right, I didn’t either. It was a much-unexpected response.

Using IGHT

Hira: I was so happy to know that they all are coming over for the graduation party. Didn’t expect them to show up?
Talha: ight, I didn’t either. It was a much-unexpected response.

All Upper Case or Lower Case?

Internet slang is called slang for a reason. There are no rules attached to how you can write a slang word for the internet. It can be in all capital letters like IGHT, or, it can be all in lower case, for example, ight. It will not make the tiniest difference in the meaning or the context for which it is used. Internet users are free to play with the slang words as they like because these words are not typically in accordance with the English Language rulebook which gives everyone the upper hand to use it as they like. Ight? Ight!

However, I would like to mention that you should NOT use such shorthand’s or internet slangs when you are in conversation with someone who has a very professional relationship with you. For example, your employer, your boss, your client, or even your teacher. It is important that an internet slang is used carefully depending on the audience of that certain message.

The only reason for not using these slangs in a professional environment like that of an office or a university (with your teachers) is so, because, we don’t have a very casual relationship with the people in such scenarios. And because we are either an employee or a student, the way we talk to them might directly affect our impression that they would either notice as something very unprofessional considering that you are working as an employee in a company and use internet slang in conversation with a boss. Or, the teachers and professors might see you have a very disrespecting attitude, in case you are a student, for using internet jargons when talking to someone who is probably grading your paper.

So the next time you use IGHT, make sure the right audience is reading it. Ight?

Habiba Rehman
Major love for reading, but writing is what keeps me going. Dream to publish my own novels someday.