What Does SIAS Mean?

SIAS means "Say It Ain't So."

The abbreviation SIAS is used with the meaning "Say It Ain't So," as in "Tell me it's not true" or "I don't believe it." The use of SIAS indicates that the sender hopes that what they have just been told is false, rather than actually believes that to be the case. SIAS is often used to express exasperation, surprise or anger, rather than genuine disbelief. 

The phrase "Say It Ain't So" is thought to have originated in 1919, when the American baseball player "Shoeless" Joe Jackson was involved in a match fixing scandal. Legend has it that, as he left the courthouse, a young fan called out "Say It Ain't So, Joe." Jackson later admitted to the accusation.

Summary of Key Points

"Say It Ain't So" is the most common definition for SIAS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Say It Ain't So
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write SIAS, I mean this:

meaning of SIAS
SIAS often expresses shock or disbelief.


Examples of SIAS in Sentences

Here are examples of SIAS being used in conversations:
  • Kiri: Have you heard? The wedding is on again.
  • Jim: No! SIAS!
  • Rona: I've lost my passport.
  • Silas: SIAS! We fly in under three hours!

An Academic Look at SIAS

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Eye Aye Ess"), SIAS is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

SIAS is typically used as an imperative phrase (i.e., an order).

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Say It Ain't So," or something like "No! That Can't Be True!", instead of using the abbreviation SIAS.

Example of SIAS Used in a Text


See Also

AYFR (Are You For Real?) NORLY (No, Really?) RUKM (Are You Kidding Me?) YK (You're kidding!)