The phrase “so true” is typically used in informal settings and conveys agreement or acknowledgment of the validity of a statement.
We may also use this phrase to express appreciation for someone’s words, actions, or feelings (e.g. it can be a response to an expression of another person’s feelings; ‘I am always so tired’).
It may also sound sarcastic when it is used to mock the trueness of a negative statement.
If you are like me, you must have used this phrase when you mean the opposite, just to mock a person.
The phrase can come in so many contexts and the responses can come in different forms, depending on how the phrase has been used and the message you intend to pass with your response.
20 Best Replies to “So True”
- Of course, it is.
- Couldn’t have said it better myself.
- I was joking.
- You sound like you never gave it a thought.
- I mean it.
- No doubt about it.
- Preach it brother/sister.
- It’s not the same for me.
- You think so?
- I’m lying.
- You don’t believe me?
- Can you prove it?
- Don’t delude yourself.
- I don’t agree though.
- I just gave it a thought.
- I guess I’m not alone after all.
- Definitely true. I’ve noticed it for a while now.
- I wish it wasn’t
- How would you know?
- It’s very clear already
Of course, it is
So true can come from anyone after you or another person states an idea. The fact that the person is giving this reaction means that he or she was not part of the discussion before or he or she is just entertaining the thought at the moment of the discussion.
Other participants in the conversation can also choose to express their views on the same issues. You can respond to So true by saying, Of course, it is.
This response implies that you agree that the idea is true and you already knew about its validity.
After saying this, you may be expected to add your ideas to the discussion. You may share your reason for believing that the idea is true.
Couldn’t have said it better myself
This is another reaction to something someone else has said. When a person reacts by saying So true, you may also leave your reaction on the subject of discussion.
This is something you can say only if the statement that is being agreed with was made by someone else.
In other words, the person you are responding to must have said So true to something that someone other than you has said.
When you give this response, you are implying that you already harbored the idea in your mind and the person has said exactly what you would have said if you chose to express yourself on the same issue.
However, after saying this, it is also right to add some of your ideas or emphasize what the other person has said to show that you truly agree with it.
No. I was joking
This response takes a different angle. The use of “I” suggests that you are the one who made the statement that another person has said So true to.
You have to agree that there are people who tend to find sense in nonsense. At times, there is nothing to think about but you find some people reasoning with you while you only intended to play with their minds.
If you are in the process of telling a joke and a person responds with So true, you may want to end the joke quickly so you don’t get the listeners deceived.
This may seem quite embarrassing for the person who commented on your initial statement.
This situation can happen if your joke was founded on a controversial idea that some people already agree and disagree on.
You sound like you never gave it a thought
The person would definitely be sounding like he or she was new to the idea. It is the kind of reaction you get when you taste a superb dish for the first time.
A regular consumer of the dish would already be used to the great taste while you are expressing how awesome the food tastes in your mouth.
This is why some people react as they care less about some things that should be celebrated as great news; because they have celebrated the good news in the past and they are already bored by the idea, even though they still a knowledge it as something good. It is just no longer news to them.
When a person says So True, there is a high chance that he or she was just beginning to entertain the thought while you and the others already considered it as a topic that is regularly discussed.
I mean it
This response takes the situation from a new angle. I may have mentioned earlier that So true can be used in several ways.
So far, we have treated it in its literal context with positive responses which suggest that you equally agree.
We have also given negative responses which suggest that you don’t agree with the comment. In this case, So true would be treated as a form of sarcasm.
Have you ever told a false story and someone who knows the truth starts backing up your stories with exaggerations? This is a similar case here.
You can start backing a person’s story up in a sarcastically exaggerated manner because you think he or she is telling a lie.
A person can say So true in a way that is so obviously sarcastic. Once you figure out that the person is being sarcastic, you can tell that he or she does not believe you. You can simply prove that you mean what you are saying.
No doubt about it
When a person says So true, there is probably an element of truth that I obvious to you too. If what has been stated or what is being discussed is obviously true, you can leave your comment on it.
Saying No doubt about it means you don’t just think it is true but you are sure of it.
However, we can also turn the situation around. What you are making a comment on may not be true. In fact, it may be obviously false.
The person’s So true may have been a sarcastic comment on something that is wrong.
You can add your sarcastic response by saying this whether it is you or another person that has made the initial statement that is being doubted.
Preach it brother/sister
This is a comment that is often made on topics that are usually argued. A controversial topic may be under discussion and everyone can express their opinions with which they argue on who is right and who is wrong.
One of the opposing sides can bring up a situation or an idea that supports their side of the argument and a person can say So true to show sudden realization.
In response to this, you can tell him or her to preach it. By saying this, you are implying that people have to hear that idea and they have to believe it.
It also suggests that people may reject the idea but they have to be convinced and made to see the truth.
It’s not the same for me
The topic of the discussion may be a subject that applies to everyone but in different ways. Subjects like Love and other emotions can be shown by different people in different ways.
When a group of people agrees that a certain emotion is always expressed in one way, it may be different in your case.
You think so?
When So true is a comment on something that you have said, this response would sound funny or stupid since you were the first to raise the idea.
However, you can say this if you only made the statement as a joke and did not mean it.
This response is more likely to come out naturally if the idea that is being discussed was not raised by you.
In this case, you are more like a third party and this response suggests that you have not picked a side yet, although it seems like you disagree.
When you ask this question, you may either be implying that you don’t agree or you need the person to convince you that it is true.
Alright. I’m lying
This response is suggested when you have raised a false idea to deceive or joke with your friends and one of them happens to see through your ridiculous story.
The person can say So true and proceed to support your story in a more ridiculous manner than you planned.
He or she can do it so much that it would become obvious to other listeners that both of you are lying and may have cooked up the story together.
You can simply confess immediately since everyone suspects both of you already.
You don’t believe me?
You won’t have to ask this question if your listeners believe what you are saying. As mentioned earlier, So true may just be a person’s sarcastic way of telling you that he or she cannot be deceived by your false story.
At times, the person’s facial expressions, tone, and other words can make it obvious that he or she is being sarcastic with you.
When they start to get sarcastic with you, it means they don’t believe what you are saying even if you are not trying to deceive anyone.
You can ask this question just to confirm your suspicions. After asking this question, they would most likely get more serious and you should be able to convince them successfully.
Can you prove it?
This shows that you do not believe the information and you suspect that the person may only be spreading rumors.
You may also say this if the information is true but you are sure that the person talking cannot prove it.
Don’t delude yourself
Delusion refers to a state of being misled or deceived. To delude oneself is to entertain ideas that might deceive a person. This is another option that is mostly correct when you are a third party in the conversation.
When a person says So true as a comment on what another person has said, we can respond with the statement suggested above to imply that we think the idea is false and deceptive.
By saying this, you are showing that you disagree with the initial statement and you think the person that commented would be allowing himself or herself to get deceived by entertaining the idea.
You can also say this if you were the one who made the initial statement. You may have made the initial statement as a sarcastic mockery of the idea that some people already believed in.
I don’t agree though
This may be the most civil option on this list. It is the simplest way to say that you disagree with something that someone has said.
When one person says So true, he or she has commented on what he or she thinks about the subject matter. You can choose to say your own comment too. If you don’t agree with the idea, you can simply say so.
It will also be okay to say why you disagree with the idea.
I just gave it a thought
When you hear someone say So true, he or she may not be the only one astonished by the idea that is being discussed.
After the person has expressed that he or she is new to the idea, you can also express yours if it is the same case with you.
While So true suggests that the commenter has just entertained the idea that is being discussed, you may also be new to the idea.
I guess I’m not alone after all.
With one person agreeing to what you just said, you are no longer alone in supporting that idea. You can point this out when responding to So true.
When you respond to So true with this, it implies that you also agree with the idea that the other person has commented on.
It may also suggest that you already had an idea and you are only surprised because you did not think anyone else would agree till the present moment.
Definitely true. I’ve noticed it for a while now.
This is another statement that suggests your agreement with the idea being discussed. You are not only expressing your support for the idea but also referring to how long you have had the idea.
By saying this, you are implying that you are no longer surprised by the idea because you have known of noticed it for a while, unlike the person that has commented So true with so much enthusiasm over the old news.
I wish it wasn’t
This response implies that you also agree with the subject matter. However, you are expressing your dislike for the fact that it is true.
How would you know?
Saying this implies that you don’t think the person should be able to know about the information that he or she is confirming.
You may want to ask this question when a person starts confirming a controversial idea that is not related to him or her.
It’s very clear already
The subject matter may be something that is often argued by people. This response implies that there are already enough proofs that support one side of the argument and it should be unreasonable to doubt or argue anymore.