Context is a bitch when texting. You try to make a joke and the next thing you know, your girlfriend has broken up with you and burned all your clothes on the front lawn. Fortunately, I’m here to help you navigate through this web of confusion through lessons I’ve learned, and employed, over the last several years.
Something as simple as the word okay can convey so many meanings and it’s easy to drown in the depths of the OK sea.
LEVELS OF OK!
There are more than 5 levels of okay, but I’m just going to list the top 5 in my book:
Definition: This one simple letter screams at the recipient. It says “Fuck you, you fucking fuck!” Whew, that’s a lot for one simple letter.
Use: Use only when you’re totally pissed off.
Definition: I’m annoyed but not pissed off. I need to use an additional letter to convey acceptance, but I’m not totally happy with it. I’m going along so I don’t totally piss you off.
Use: You want to convey ire, but you don’t want to commit to an argument.
Definition: Everything is cool. I just have complete indifference to the question asked. I’m not mad. I’m not happy. I just needed to reply and this word popped up on my suggested words reply list.
Use: You don’t give a shit. Things are good but you’re lazy.
Definition: Hell yeah I want to go to dinner with you. I get off work at 5:00pm. Can we get a drink first?
Use: Things are going pretty well in your life and you need to celebrate with alcohol, a beautiful man/woman, and maybe a midget or two.
Definition: Everything is absolutely right about the question asked. Life is good! I’m probably getting laid. The midgets already have the video camera set up and the bar has been stocked.
Use: Any question that invokes sexual connotation, gratuitous amounts of booze, a beach, or nachos.
NOTE: nachos trump sex, beaches, or booze! The only thing better than nachos is eating them while having sex.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion about the word K, Ok, Okay, Taco!
The next time your mood falls into one of these categories, please refer to this definitive list for the appropriate response, Okay!