What Text Messages Really Mean

You can’t survive in the modern world without some basic texting comprehension skills. In fact, they should really start offering it as a major at some liberal arts college. At the very least, you could take what you’ve learned and just make videos like the one I did below. Watch me break down what certain texts mean and tell you if you’re completely screwed or not. Special thanks to Gaby “Your Body Is A Wonderland” Dunn and Robyn for making me feel confident when I dance on my own. TC mark

Ryan O'Connell

I'm a brat.


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  • HonesTea

    This one sucked

  • Natalie

    hahaha you’re so annoying, I love it

  • Llamafaic

    I thought I would hate this for some reasons (probs because of the whole “Thought Catalog TV” thing), but I actually lol’d. I think it would have worked just as well as an article… I’m wondering if Ryan’s getting a little narcissistic, ha. 

  • Xxx

    so fucking dumb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1421074902 Ross Sciarrillo

    You look like the little kid from Jerry McGuire.

  • http://www.about.me/tanyasalyers Tanya Salyers


  • Guest

    this was great! as someone in a new sort of relationship who spends a lot of time analyzing and carefully wording texts…this was spot on.

  • http://www.gingerfoodie.wordpress.com/ Gingerfoodie

    ROC you are actually amazing. Can you come to Chicago and come and knock on my door? 

  • Guest

    please go back to writing :S 

  • sarahp

    HA i love the post-hook up text analysis

  • http://twitter.com/shoshkabob Shosh

    Annnnd this is why I hate trying to legitimately communicate via texting.

  • Anonymous

    “Ohkayy… Hkkskqqdkqkqqkkkkkk”

    I LOLd :)

  • http://twoseconds.tumblr.com/ Jesse Vaughan

    “WHO’S THERE???”


  • Guyfiend

    You’re a pretty funny guy, guy. Keep it uP.

  • Erin

    More videos please Ryan!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=501809676 Francesca Filardo

    love it

  • RR

    You need to write a book or make a movie!

    • http://twitter.com/shallowechos TRES

      he has a book coming out soon~

  • Guest

    I loved it. Haters gonna hate.

  • Tiffany

    I kind of want to live inside your head sometimes. You’re hilar.

  • //////

    best one yet. found myself trying to stifle my laughter in the office several times. keep ’em comin!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002505960610 Kaitlin Aase

    Love him, this is awesome!

  • Brandon h

    Ahh, Ryan’s a heartbreaker, it all makes sense now!

  • Molli


     1:11-1:30 …

  • june

    the post hook up text is sooooo funny and so right! ahahahahaah it’s hilarious!

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