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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Sargundeep Singh
Community Member
2 months ago

LOOL. I JUST SPEWED MY SOUP OUTTA MY MOUTH.😂

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#2

Skin Dog

Skin Dog

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

Wonder if it were a bigger breed

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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.

#4

An Anniversary

An Anniversary

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Kitten claws
Community Member
2 months ago

Well then

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#5

Ohhh... Ok

Ohhh... Ok

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Luna Lovegood
Community Member
2 months ago

I mean- they're not wrong.

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#6

Strong Parenting

Strong Parenting

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mph seti
Community Member
2 months ago

Tough, but fair.

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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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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Technically, there is some truth to this...

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#8

Don't Know If This Has Been Posted Or Not

Don't Know If This Has Been Posted Or Not

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Black Panther11
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol

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#9

In Our Lab...

In Our Lab...

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

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.

#10

A Friend In Need

A Friend In Need

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes !!!!

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#11

I Was Told I Should Post This Here

I Was Told I Should Post This Here

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

A coconut would be worse

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#12

Being Gay Isn’t A Choice

Being Gay Isn’t A Choice

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Luisa Vasconcelos
Community Member
2 months ago

Why have a gay radar, when i can just invite my friend to watch fantastic four and watch all of us girls and boys drooling ? 🤤😍

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#13

Unexpected

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Henry Cheves
Community Member
2 months ago

Plot twist: OP is the one going to Hawaii.

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#14

Tragic

Tragic

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bored_angel
Community Member
2 months ago

hol' up-

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#15

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

That's called inflation ... of cameras.

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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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Bunny Girl
Community Member
2 months ago

Ahh! Scary Doctor!

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#17

Textbook Power Play

Textbook Power Play

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Kitten claws
Community Member
2 months ago

awww

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#18

In Cinemas This December

In Cinemas This December

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Lili
Community Member
2 months ago

Which porn? I need it, now.

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#19

Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

You could be the next Terry Pratchett 🌟🌟

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#20

Online Therapist

Online Therapist

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Jane_Doe
Community Member
2 months ago

AAHHH I'M DYING

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#21

Pray For Grandma

Pray For Grandma

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Vorknkx
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

Good job!

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#23

F

F

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DC
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Bumble
Community Member
2 months ago

This one is pretty funny!

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#25

Oh Crap

Oh Crap

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Emily Ashyn
Community Member
2 months ago

omg lol

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#26

Please Remember Punctuation

Please Remember Punctuation

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

Surely it didn't have digested food inside ?

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#27

Star Crossed Lovers

Star Crossed Lovers

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice.

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#29

How Nice Of Him

How Nice Of Him

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Jane_Doe
Community Member
2 months ago

I-

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#30

You Cannot "Own" Land

You Cannot "Own" Land

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

This line of argumentation makes sense!

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#31

Unexpected

Unexpected

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Anna Te
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe he does...

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#32

Unexpected

Unexpected

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Who? Me?
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Tomas Holicka
Community Member
2 months ago

Has worked for me perfectly, still single!

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#34

Poor Wife

Poor Wife

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
2 months ago

I did not see this coming.

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#35

Is There A Doctor Onboard???

Is There A Doctor Onboard???

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Toea Muresan Iulia
Community Member
2 months ago

geeees!

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#36

Found On Facebook

Found On Facebook

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tilly kate
Community Member
2 months ago

i just died lol

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#37

"How Did You Find Your Meal?"

"How Did You Find Your Meal?"

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MrLoufoque
Community Member
2 months ago

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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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

How kind.

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#39

Just Ask Her!

Just Ask Her!

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*sneezes in pansexual*
Community Member
2 months ago

[giggling]

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#40

They Call Me Spider-Man

They Call Me Spider-Man

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DforDory
Community Member
2 months ago

That escalated quickly.

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