The One Thing You Should Never Text Anyone Ever

Here’s a hint: It’s a single letter near the middle of the alphabet.

1. There are A LOT of ways to be annoying in a text message.

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2. Like writing “lol” a lot, or at all.

You can’t possibly be laughing even half as much as you say you’re laughing.

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3. Or using this emoticon.

Have you ever looked at yourself making this face at the end of a sentence in real life, before? I think you maybe ought to try.

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4. Or forming a fictional, underground, omniscient criminal coalition united under the label “A,” and harassing and bullying a group of four high school girls and their loved ones.

Get a job, A!

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5. But the WORST of the worst texting offenses, by far, is the single letter text “K.”

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6. Receiving a “K” text makes everyone instantly furious, NO MATTER WHAT. This is a guarantee.

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7. “K” stands for “Killer” … of conversations. (Haha.)

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8. Texting “K” means you’re too lazy to type out just one extra letter.

(Although to be honest if you only text “ok” that’s pretty annoying too.)

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9. “K” makes you seem mad. Are you mad at me??

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11. There is only one thing worse than one “k,” and that is TWO.

Say THIS out loud. You sound like a grown, dumb baby.

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12. What does “kk” even mean? No seriously, what does it mean?

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13. People who text “k” are just acting like they’re soooo busy and inundated with texts that they can only dash off one flippant letter.

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14. It’s a total power trip.

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15. So the next time you’re texting or IMing…

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16. Say anything BUT “k.” (Even “k!” or “ok :)”

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17. And if someone sends you the dreaded “k,” feel free to reply like this.

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