What Does ALG Mean in a Text?

ALG means "All Good" and "Ain't Life Grand." Here is more information about each of these definitions of ALG.

All Good

In text messaging, ALG usually means "All Good." For example:
  • Toni: How's things?
  • Jo: ALG. Just found out my test results were negative.
  • Toni: But, wasn't that your IQ test?
ALG is similar in meaning and use to IAG (It's All Good).

Ain't Life Grand

ALG is also used as an abbreviation of the phrase "Ain't Life Grand." In this context, ALG expresses pleasure, happiness or satisfaction. For example:
  • Sam: My flatmates are away for the weekend. We have the house to ourselves.
  • Lee: ALG!

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When I write ALG, I mean this:

meaning of ALG

"All Good"

Summary of Key Points for the First Definition

"All Good" is the most common definition for ALG on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:All Good
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for the Second Definition

"Ain't Life Grand" is another common definition for ALG.
Definition:Ain't Life Grand
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

An Academic Look at ALG

Whether used with the meaning "All Good" or "Ain't Life Grand," ALG is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

"All Good" is an affirmative sentence, which is a statement that is positive rather than negative.

"Ain't Life Grand," is also an affirmative sentence, but it can play the role of an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question). It is usually typed without a question mark, but it can also be written as "ALG?."

Example of ALG Used in a Text

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