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I came across this line in a site:

Can u make sth effective for a sports betting related product?

I can't understand what is meant by sth effective here. I tried to google it but was unable to understand. Can anybody explain to me what is meant by this word? Is it an English word or is it from another language?

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Sth is a standard abbreviation for something. It is used in some reference books, such as dictionaries, in order to save space. Another common one is sb for somebody.

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I haven't seen sb, I do, however, see so. for "someone." Just saying. –  kitukwfyer Apr 7 '11 at 23:15
BUT use this only when writing for yourself, not when you expect others to understand you (unless you are writing for a published-on-paper dictionary or such, and thus short of space). –  GEdgar Sep 14 '13 at 14:25

I think it's short for 'something'.

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Nice detective work, considering the atrocious use of English in the context. –  Nico Apr 7 '11 at 8:33

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