Decoding 4 of the Most Confusing Text Messages

Some of our most popular text responses can be taken the wrong way and often come off as sounding passive-aggressive. The List's Holly Morgan decodes our texts.

 

1. Ha

Responding with 'ha' means you get someone's trying to be funny, but they've failed miserably.

 

2. Sure

Sure! (with an exclamation point) is acceptable, 'Sure.' (with a period) means the exact opposite.

 

3. No Worries

This common response means “I won't say how I'm really feeling, but will hold it against you.” It's kind of saying “talk to the hand.”

 

4. IDK

You may respond with IDK because you want the person to think you don't know, but most of the time you do know and just don't want to share.

 

Other texts that may be taken out of context include “fine,” “ugh,” and “mmmk.”

That’s four of the most confusing text messages, decoded.

Are you guilty of any of these or are your friends? Tell us about it on our official Twitter page, @TheListShowTV.

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