What does STS stand for?

Smirk to self

If you’ve ever stumbled across the letters ‘STS’ in a message and found yourself scratching your head, you’re not alone. It’s a unique bit of internet slang that stands for an acronym used when someone is tickled by something. Often, it’s used when the humor in a situation might not be immediately clear to everyone else. Think of it as a coded way to express amusement.

STS is akin to another popular acronym, LTM. Both are used to signify laughter, but STS is typically a touch more understated. It’s perfect for times when you find something funny, but you’re not quite rolling on the floor with laughter. It’s a little more low-key, a little more subtle.

And if you’re more of an emoji person, don’t worry – you can replace STS with a smirking emoji. It carries the same meaning and adds a little visual fun to your messages. So, the next time you’re in on a joke that others might not get, or you find something amusing that’s not laugh-out-loud funny, you can simply drop in an ‘STS’ or a smirking emoji. Your friends might not get it, but that’s part of the fun!

Example for using ‘STS’ in a conversation

I just found the funniest meme online. STS!

πŸ˜„ What’s so funny about it?

It’s an inside joke between me and my friends. STS!

πŸ˜‚ Oh, those are the best! STS!