Texting

14 Text Messages That’ll Keep The Spark Alive In Your Relationship

Just hit send and wait for the sparks to fly…

August 15, 2017

17 Text Messages That’ll Make Him Fall Deeper In Love With You

When’s the last time you texted him, just because?

July 13, 2017

The Michelle Carter Case Tells Us Words Are Never Just Words

“It’s not like I actually did anything” isn’t an excuse.

June 12, 2017

19 Text Messages That Will Reignite Your Sex Life

These will get a rise out of him…guaranteed.

June 1, 2017

Why Science Says You Shouldn’t Text Him Back Right Away

Turns out men and rats really aren’t that different.

March 10, 2017

A Guy’s Perspective: Women Need To Chill TF Out

Seriously, calm the hell down, ladies.

March 2, 2017

Here Are The Surprising Meanings Of Those Emojis You’ve Been Using

Raise your hand if you knew those weren’t jazz hands. 

December 16, 2016

17 Guys Who Failed Spectacularly At Picking Up

Do any of these pick-up lines actually work, like, ever?!

December 7, 2016

Is Your Cell Phone Sabotaging Your Social Life?

Hold up. I’m updating my status on Facebook. 

October 22, 2015

The Dangers Of Arguing Via Text

Most of us have a mobile or cell phone at our disposal pretty much 24/7. So when we’re arguing with others regardless of who they are, it can be really tempting to carry it on via text.

Unlike verbal or face-to-face communication, digital communication is in a class of its own. There are real dangers of communicating  using this medium particularly when the conversation is heated.

RELATED: Texting Tips To Save Your Fingers, Time And Reputation

Tech issues

People need to be aware that although texts are super handy, there are also downsides to communicating this way particularly during an argument. Firstly, tech issues such as spellcheck can interject into a conversation. This can add fuel to the fire. Unfortunately the person on the other end won’t be aware the text they received was corrected. They will take it at face value and this can prolong an argument.

Then there’s the premature send. I’m sure most of us would have accidentally done this and it’s caused no harm. However when arguing via text we might rethink our words before sending. If this opportunity is missed we may send words we’d possibly delete before sending.

Additionally some texts may never get to a recipient, a phone may go flat or be turned off. This too can spark a texting war due to the lack of response. We can’t know for certain what’s happening so presumptions often heighten or even cause arguments. Therefore, we need to keep all this in mind which isn’t easy in the heat of the moment.

Communication differences

Another danger of arguing via text is the way we communicate. Although we may think our text messages are similar to the way we communicate in other ways, we need to be aware that isn’t always the case. For one text messages can easily be misinterpreted especially during an argument. This occurs because people search for the tone of the text.

This is done instinctively in traditional ways of communicating and while this is relatively straight forward, correctly identifying the tone of a text can leave plenty of room for error. For example, even a simple word like ok can mean various things when we add tone to our voice. Therefore when we argue via text the things we say can often be misconstrued. This is when things can get ugly!

There’s also the fact that people say things in texts which they wouldn’t say during other forms of communication. This is because they can’t physically see or hear a reaction. Someone can emotionally destroy another person with their words without really understanding how they’ve effected them.

Of course some idea can be gained by a response but it’s much easier to identify hurt feelings face-to-face or verbally. This is why some texts can get vicious or threatening. Without a clue to how the other person is reacting things can get quite server quite quickly.

So regardless of who is on the other end of a texting argument or whether a lack of response starts the initial fury, people should really refrain from arguing via text. While it maybe preferable to text someone a negative comment, it should be done face-to-face or via a phone call. That way there is less room for the downsides of digital technology to interject. Plus you’ll likely find the argument will be resolved much quicker.

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July 26, 2015

Weekend Wit: Funny Texts Round 2

When you stop and think about how communication has changed in the last twenty years it’s pretty awesome. We can be virtually anywhere in the world at anytime and communicate with others via text. We don’t need to wait to be face to face or even voice to voice to speak.

RELATED Weekend Wit: Text Fails That Will Have You In Stitches!

This does however open the law of averages to work against us. For every positive change welcomes a brand new negative. That’s harmless enough considering the convenience we all experience isn’t it? It might be a stray text to a stranger or unwitting recipient or perhaps the infamous auto-correct with a brain of it’s own. Others may use text to say things to people they’d NEVER say face to face and then of course there’s that misunderstanding which sometimes occurs with all types of digital communication.

For us onlookers it’s all pretty funny, but please spare a thought for a few the people actually receiving some of these. You’ll know which ones I mean after you take a look. So let’s see first hand how the wonderful law of averages is working against some people out there!

 

broncos

Man talk 101.

coffee

Toast… goat. Pissed… coffee. We can all see how spell check did that can’t we?

drunk

No dude, not too drunk at all.

erotica

Is this fate’s way of saying don’t go to the party?

fondled

Clearly auto correct has sex on the brain.

gran-died

The slipped finger phenomenon.

k

Clearly not the response they were hoping for?

long-dong

Notice when “image” was mentioned it helped provide the visual.

shitting

Yet a second visually appealing text.

vagina

Speaking of visuals. Does that really look like a vagina?

at-kfc

Poor Moooma ain’t loosing that weight any time soon.

dad's-dead

Proof that people can actually text without a single operational brain cell.

laughing

This dad just had his heart restated without a defibrillator.

love-dads-smile

What an evil little ……!

mums-vibrator

Awesome way to get rid of the kids! Anyone seen my phone?

my-son

Prime example of a great father / son relationship.

nasty-FB-mom

Anyone willing to offer this child some Pro-Bono counseling?

obviously

Great way to suppress a thriving libido.

owned-by-mom

One for Mum and minus zero for smart ass.

protections

s-condoms

Way to give ya boys some confidence with the ladies!

shotgun

I’d vote this man Father of the Year.

sugar-daddy

How can she continue to 🙂 after that initial text?

time-to-go

This last one actually makes me feel like a better parent.

So, I hope you all enjoyed the second round of funny texts. I’ll admit, not as funny as the first round but hey, some of those were just too hard to beat. No matter how hard I searched! Hopefully in a few more months people will come up with some more funny texts to entertain us. In the meantime if you have something tucked away that’s witty or funny and you think others will enjoy, we’d love to hear from you.

April 11, 2015

Weekend Wit: Text Fails That Will Have You In Stitches!

Texts are a true miracle of the twenty-first century, aren’t they? Where would we be without them. Besides the obvious convenience of the humble text, there are some people who have turned this type of communication into a unique form of entertainment.

From wickedly funny auto corrects, bizarre assumptions, direct and indirect disclosures, I’ve trolled the net and come up with some seriously funny text fails worthy of this weeks’ Weekend Wit. So please sit back, have a laugh and enjoy!

RELATED: Texting Tips To Save Your Fingers, Time And Reputation

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Awe, how precious and how terrible her kid put it on the internet!

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I know phones do a lot these days but a 3-way? Plus, if phones really did do that, would she really share the information with her mother? Highly doubtful!

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I wonder if they showed their mum this conversation?

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Poor women. Not even her phone is giving her a break!

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There are some parts of a child’s mother that are unthinkable. This is one of them – regardless of how many times auto-correct continues to repeat it and place the image firmly in your head.

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I’ll go out on a limb here and say Grandpa probably would have preferred the cock ring. Ya lucked out pops – Yahtzee and a tie instead!

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What can I say except good on ya, Dad!

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Yeah, I bet it tastes a little funky. And to want to drink it all day?

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How on earth did auto-correct get oil from pick? The mind boggles.

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Inflate, invite. Are you sure this one was really auto-correct?

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Imagine living in that household? Poor Mark!

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Seriously? What a way to put an end to your kids solo sex career. Every time he’d now have this image of his mother telling him not to shake it.

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Was she waiting for him to just come out and say it? Imagine the conversation around the dinner table that night.

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Great advice ladies! Parenting 101.

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Yep, Dadster. A very fun chat!

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We all know that text messages get misunderstood sometimes, but no-one would anticipate this response. Run boy, run fast!

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Imagine receiving this text? What a calm reply.

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Poor kid. He was so happy with his perfect girlfriend.

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It may be awkward for you, but very funny for everyone else.

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 Luckily some bosses can see the funny side!

Just a final tip: Always check your text BEFORE you send it into cyberspace . That auto-correct or misplaced finger is seriously out to get you!

What are some funny auto-corrects you’ve come across?

March 14, 2015

Texting Tips To Save Your Fingers, Time And Reputation

txt & internet slang hz bcum so complicated dat ppl R UzN translators, jst 2 undRstNd it. It’s lIk learning o NothA lngwij. If you had trouble reading this sentence; you need a quick guide to text slang. This article gives you some basics, plus a few extras.

Let’s start by decoding the sentence above:

English

Text slang

English

Text slang

English

Text slang

text

txt

people

ppl

understand

undRstNd

has

hz

are

R

another

NothA

become

bcum

just

jus

language

lngwij

that

dat

to, too, two

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, The Oxford English Dictionary states that the 20 most used words are all under 4 letters. Text slang abbreviates 12 of them.

English Text slang English Text slang English Text slang English Text slang

the

d

be

b

to

2

of

of

and

&

a

a

in

n

that

dat

have

hav

I

I

with

w

for

4

as

az

you

U

with

w

at

@

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the most used words in text message are for organising meetings, touching base with loved ones, congratulating or well wishes, and letting others know what is going on. This list has been complied to help abbreviate the most common type of text messages.

Organising meetings:

English Text slang English Text slang English Text slang
Monday mon. Saturday s@RdA Time tym
Tuesday tues. Sunday sun. Day dA
Wednesday wed. Tomorrow 2moro Later L8r
Thursday thur. Today 2day tonight 2nt
Friday fri. Next week NXT wk Tomorrow night 2moro nyt

 

Touching base with loved ones:

English

Text slang

English

Text slang

I love you

I luv U 0r 143

How are you?

How r u?

I miss you

I ms U

At the moment

ATM

We should catch up

We shud catch ^

Thank you

10q or TY

What have you been up to?

wot hav U Bin ^ to?

Mates

m8s

How is the family?

How iz d family?

Hugs and kisses

88

 

Congratulating or well wishes:

English

Text slang

English

Text slang

Happy birthday

🙂 bday

Well done!

weL done!

Congratulations!

cg, gratz, congrats

Good job!

gud job!

Merry Christmas

Merry xbo

Great to hear you are doing so well.

gr8 2 hEr U R doin so weL.

Happy Easter

🙂 Easter

Get well soon

GWS

Happy New Year

🙂 nu yr.

You’re welcome

YW

 

Letting others know what is going on:

English

Text slang

English

Text slang

I’m going to be late

I’m goin 2 b l8

What time are you going to be home?

wot tym R U goin 2 b home?

I’m not feel great

I’m not fEl gr8

Sorry

soz

I won’t be able to make it

I won’t b abL 2 mAk it

What time do we need to be there?

wot tym do we nEd 2 b there?

Can you please get some…

cn U pls git som.

Are you ready?

rur

 

There are literally thousands of abbreviations, and it would be implausible to list them all in a single article. Just a word for the wise, if you don’t know what someone is saying; look it up, before you respond. You could be congratulating someone on the death of a pet or something worse! For like everything else in this world; there’s an app for that.

 

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August 3, 2014