What does Textplanation mean?

Explanation in a text message

A Textplanation is essentially a text message sent to clarify a previous text that might have been confusing or misinterpreted by the receiver. When verbal cues like tone or inflection are missing, as they often are in text messages, a simple statement can easily be misunderstood.

For example, sarcasm can be especially tricky to convey in written form, leading to the need for a follow-up text, or a Textplanation. These explanatory texts are often necessary to clear up a text-related misunderstanding, also known as a textastrophe.

However, if you find yourself needing to send a Textplanation, it might be a good idea to switch to a phone call. This is because trying to clear up confusion through more texts can sometimes make the situation even more confusing.

The term Textplanation gained popularity through its use in a song titled “Textmergency” from a TV show on The CW. So, next time you send a cryptic text, remember: it might be easier to just pick up the phone!

Example for using ‘Textplanation’ in a conversation

Hey, did you see that meme I sent earlier? πŸ˜‚

Yeah, I did, but I didn’t get it. What does it mean? πŸ€”

Oh, sorry about that! Let me give you a textplanation. It’s actually making fun of our boss’s funny dance moves during the office party. πŸ˜…

Haha, got it now! Thanks for the textplanation! πŸ•ΊπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸ»