At some points in life, you might think that nothing can surprise you. Everything’s rote. Boring. Even… meh. But that can end in a heartbeat when you accidentally come across a piece of text that starts out fine, but takes an unexpected watermelon, and makes you do a double-banana. Errr we mean ‘twist’ and ‘double-take.’

The ‘Unexpected Text’ subreddit, aka r/Unextexted (props for merging the two words), is a community that documents the very best examples of texts that end up meandering off somewhere you least expected. We thought it would make your day because they’re a lot of fun to read. Bored Panda also reached out to the moderators at r/Unextexted and spoke to the founder about the subreddit's history and its appeal. Check out our interview below.

We’ll be honest with you, some of these posts completely blindsided us and we’re glad we weren’t drinking anything while reading them. Otherwise, our screens would have been drenched. We can’t wait to find out which of these unexpected texts you liked the most, so give them a big ol’ upvote and let us know in the comments, dear Pandas! Now, let’s get into the fun stuff.

#1

They Arrested Your Dentist.....wait.. My What!

They Arrested Your Dentist.....wait.. My What!

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#2

Skin Dog

Skin Dog

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is "skin puppy" of course! "Sking dog" would be like "fur human"...

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#3

Teach Me How To

Teach Me How To

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One of the moderators at r/Unextexted, redditor Vxx, told Bored Panda all about the subreddit's roots. "Users posted the content to /r/Unexpected in the beginning, but it became kind of chaotic because of a few things (bandwidth inequality between videos and screenshots, user disagreement about screenshots, etc.), so we decided to not allow them anymore in /r/Unexpected. Since there were a lot of members that liked those posts (myself included), I decided to create /r/unextexted as a new home for Unexpected texts of all kinds," Vxx said.

Vxx said that because their subreddit is pretty small, they rarely make it to the front page of Reddit. In a way, that's a blessing because it lets them avoid a lot of the moderating problems that come with massive attention.

#5

Ohhh... Ok

Ohhh... Ok

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As for the appeal of r/Unextexted, founder Vxx had this to say: "You never know what to expect, and we all love to get surprised, don't we? A post might be funny, sad, or scrape at the limits of good taste, but it will take you by surprise," the said, adding that the posts work wonders if you don't realize what subreddit you're on.

With just 36k members, r/Unextexted is relatively small, compared to the bigwig behemoths that roam the vast plains of Reddit. However, the ‘Unexpected Text’ community is rock solid and their content is magnifique.

Created back in 2017, the subreddit celebrated its 3rd year of making our lives better just this week, on December 14. The community is open to everyone who’d like to share texts with unexpected twists (but it’s alright if you just lurk and absorb the awesomeness, too).

#7

They Had Me In The First Not Gonna Lie

They Had Me In The First Not Gonna Lie

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Bunny Girl
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At first I was like: Awww, so sweet, then I was like: Um oh no

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#9

In Our Lab...

In Our Lab...

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Who? Me?
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm printing this, framing it, presenting it to my physics lab

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According to the very friendly Reddit Welcomebot who sent Bored Panda a warm welcome message (I for one fully support our AI-powered robot overlords), you can submit screenshots from pretty much every medium that you want. From comics and books to social media and private messages. And everything in between! The sky’s the limit, as long as it involves text and something shockingly unexpected.

The ‘Unexpected Text’ community is quite rules-light (a rarity for Reddit). Their first rule is a variant of the Golden Rule—be nice to each other. Sounds simple enough. But their second rule… well, they got me good, let me tell ya.

“Second, it's important to keep in mind that in nineteen ninety eight the undertaker threw mankind off hеll in a cell, and plummeted sixteen feet through an announcer's table.” Well done, Welcomebot, well done.

#11

I Was Told I Should Post This Here

I Was Told I Should Post This Here

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#12

Being Gay Isn’t A Choice

Being Gay Isn’t A Choice

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kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i have been force in heterosexuality too when i saw Salma Hayek dances in From dust till dawn.

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#13

Unexpected

Unexpected

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#15

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

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#16

An Apple A Day It Is I Guess...

An Apple A Day It Is I Guess...

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#18

In Cinemas This December

In Cinemas This December

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#19

Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

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Truth Monster
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its not like we're in a great literary age. We live in an age where 50 Shades of Grey was on bestseller lists. Proof anyone can be a successful writer....even if you can't write.

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#20

Online Therapist

Online Therapist

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Memento Mori
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At first I was like "god what kind of ungrateful piece of s**t is this" then there was that last part and now.... im never watching spongebob the same again

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#21

Pray For Grandma

Pray For Grandma

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Vorknkx
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't you just hte it when your grandma goes rogue?

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#22

Always The Teachers

Always The Teachers

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#23

F

F

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DC
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I epected she has his father at her home or something...

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#24

Wholesome Dude Helping Return A...

Wholesome Dude Helping Return A...

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#26

Please Remember Punctuation

Please Remember Punctuation

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#27

Star Crossed Lovers

Star Crossed Lovers

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is either staged, or chloe is not the kind of person I would sympathize with.

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#28

Looks Plain, But Worth It

Looks Plain, But Worth It

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#30

You Cannot "Own" Land

You Cannot "Own" Land

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#32

Unexpected

Unexpected

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Who? Me?
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My mom raised two procastinators and couch potatoes

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#33

Does This Belong Here?

Does This Belong Here?

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Dana
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good advice! I told my crush I liked him and he has ignored me for 7 months now... good times, good times

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#34

Poor Wife

Poor Wife

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Bunny Girl
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Um, well this didn't go where I thought it would...

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#37

"How Did You Find Your Meal?"

"How Did You Find Your Meal?"

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MrLoufoque
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It reminds me of what John Lennon answered to a reporter who had asked him "How did you find America?": "Turn left at Greenland."

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#38

It’s Either You Him Or The Next Guy

It’s Either You Him Or The Next Guy

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#39

Just Ask Her!

Just Ask Her!

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#40

They Call Me Spider-Man

They Call Me Spider-Man

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