What Does 999 Mean in a Text?

The number 999 is an expression of positivity. It is also the number for the emergency services in a number of countries. Here is more information about each of these definitions of 999.

Expression of Positivity

The number 999 is widely used as an expression of positivity, representing 666 ("the mark of the beast") turned on its head.

999 was the motto of the late rapper Juice WRLD (real name Jarad Higgins), who died in December 2019. In a 2018 interview with MTV, the rapper explained:

"In the last book of the Bible, it says that 666 is the mark of the beast, right? 999 represents taking whatever hell, whatever bad situation or whatever struggle you're going through and turning it into something positive and using it to push yourself forward."

The song "Reminds Me Of You" was released in December 2020, to mark the first anniversary of the death of Juice WRLD.

Juice WRLD & The Kid Laroi - Reminds Me Of You (Official Lyric Video) EXPLICIT LYRICS

Emergency Services Number

In a large number of countries throughout the world, including the UK, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia, the number 999 is used to call the emergency services. It is the equivalent of 911 in the US.

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When I write 999, I mean this:

meaning of 999

"Expression of Positivity"

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of 999

"Expression of Positivity" is a common definition for 999 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Expression of Positivity
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition of 999

999 is also the number for the emergency service in many countries.
Definition:Emergency Services Number
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 999 Used in a Text

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