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Funny Ways to Start a Text

Updated April 17, 2017

Sending a text message is a convenient way to send someone a quick note, but you don't want the communication to become dull. Add humor and spark to your texts to keep things interesting and lively.

Movie Quotes

Use a short quote from your favorite movie or perhaps a movie you have recently seen with the person to whom the text is addressed. You could also use a classic movie line that most people would recognize. Examples are: "Here's looking at you, kid," from the movie "Casablanca," or "You had me at 'hello," from the film "Jerry Maguire."

Short Jokes

Tell a one- or two-line joke, such as "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana," or "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others." These and other short jokes deliver a quick, humorous punch.

Pick-up Lines

Use a mock pick-up line such as: "Hey, you must be tired, because you've been running through my dreams all night," or "I seem to have lost my phone number; can I borrow yours?" If you are dating the person you are texting, it will come across as playful and flirtatious. You can also simply use these as jokes to send to friends.

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Lisa Porter began writing professionally in 2009. She writes for various websites and has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.