We’ve all experienced the infuriating way predictive text sometimes makes us look like fools.
But messages posted to Instagram account Funny Texts reveal the comebacks can often be as hilarious as the smartphone mishaps.
The Instagram account shares amusing exchanges from around the world that have taken place via messaging apps – from brutal put-downs to hilarious misunderstandings.
One message shared on the social media feed is from a mother who quipped ‘I made you’ in response to her child telling her she ‘never makes jokes’.
Others show failed romantic moves as well as a few attempts at being funny that backfire.
Here FEMAIL has compiled a selection of the best – and most brutal – texts.
Messages on Instagram account Funny Texts reveal the comebacks can often be as hilarious as the smartphone mishaps. The above exchange was between a mother and her child. It is fair to say the mother rebutted the claim that she ‘never makes jokes’
Confused: This mix-up resulted in one man repeating his nickname ‘Lil Marco’ when he was actually just being asked for his address
Hopes raised: This iPhone user had their hopes raised and swiftly destroyed by someone they liked. Things were made worse by the fact the object of their affection likes their brother instead
Not so clever: This person was left heartbroken after subtly trying to let their crush know they liked them – and it backfired
Stay off the booze: This person was scolded via text after they apparently drank so much that they put their friend’s iPad in a blender and said they were making ‘apple juice’
Trolling: This person claimed they worked ‘with a group of professionals’ to transport ‘food to local civilians’ before admitting they delivered pizza for Domino’s
Awkward: Someone’s mother had intended to warn them not to shake their drink because it will ‘explode everywhere’. But they crucially missed the letter ‘r’ out of drink
Brutal: This person tried to be funny and deliver a put-down, but ended up being reprimanded
This person channelled Adele’s song Hello as they asked their sister to open the front door
Pot luck: These two friends both wanted to tell each other something important – and then both realised it was the same thing
Brutal: One person led their text buddy on by telling them they reminded them of something before revealing it was ‘Monday’ because ‘no one likes them’
Revenge: Angry at receiving an automated message telling them they had used all their mobile data, this person entertained themselves by replying in a rude fashion and getting the same automated response
Tip off: This guy was saved by his girlfriend’s dad, who warned him his daughter had ‘just left the house with a baseball bat’ and he ‘might want to run’
Unfortunate: The above perhaps illustrates the importance of saying what you want to say in a single message
Divine intervention: This person decided to have a bit of a joke with someone who texted him by mistake. He was asked if there was ‘any word on the Moses’s case’ and replied: ‘He successfully parted the Red Sea’