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How to suck at text messaging

The Oatmeal

As the roles cellphones play in our lives grow, so does the list of ways we misuse them. In fact, there are over half a dozen things we could do to screw up the simple act of sending a text message.

So to help us behave like civilized human beings, comic artist The Oatmeal has graciously taken the time to share some of the biggest faux pas we could possibly commit using our shiny little mobile gadgets.

How many of these text message types are you guilty of sending? You might as well own up to it now — especially if you've managed to hit the extreme levels of awkwardness portrayed in the example messages.

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

The Oatmeal

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This comic is republished with permission from Matthew Inman aka "The Oatmeal," a web designer turned comic artist. You can see more of his work on The Oatmeal. Inman is a one-man operation, so be sure to check out posters and prints from his shop or order a copy of his hilarious book, "5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth."