What does GIWISI stand for?

Gee, I wish I said it

Let’s say you come up with a great point or idea, and someone else says GIWISI. It’s a slang acronym which translates to “gee, I wish I said it.” In other words, they’re saying they wish they had come up with your point or idea first. It’s a way of showing they agree with you, but it also suggests a bit of envy that you were the one who actually said it.

People often use GIWISI when they are talking with friends, family, or colleagues. It’s most likely to be used after you share a difficult or uncomfortable truth.

For instance, if you tell your friend Sarah that you’ve finally spoken to your dad about his constant criticism, Sarah might reply with GIWISI. In this case, Sarah is saying she agrees with you and wishes she had been the one to express this truth to your dad.

So, next time you hear GIWISI, you’ll know that not only does the person agree with you, but they also wish they’d been the one to say what you just did!

Example for using ‘GIWISI’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what? I finally asked my boss for a raise today!

GIWISI! I’ve been meaning to do that too! Congrats, you deserve it! 💪🎉

Thanks! It was nerve-wracking, but I’m glad I did it. Feels good to speak up.

Absolutely! It takes guts to ask for what you want. I’m proud of you! 👏