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Can using 'k' in a text ever not be passive aggressive?

Despite their oversimplification and questionable grammar, text messages can be difficult to decipher. Emotionally-speaking, that is. Texting takes away from any type of sentiment received from face-to-face or vocal interactions. One exception is the much-dreaded “k”—a single-lettered response that has caused some controversy in the texting world. Some see “k” as a passive aggressive retort while others view it as a regular old affirmation. Which is it? 

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In the same way age is just a number, “k” is just a letter. There’s no way you can actually assign an emotive quality to a single character. If it were part of a word, sure! It makes total sense for a k-word like “kind” to elicit positive feelings while “killjoy” would certainly make someone feel bitter. It's the combination of vowels and consonants that make the meaning. 

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Using “k” as an affirmative text response is completely harmless. It’s simply saying “OK,” just one letter short. Textspeak is all about the abbreviation, anyhow. 

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Some things just hold an inherent meaning. A “k” is as naturally defensive in a text as a period. Senders know exactly how passive aggressive they’re being when they drop a hot “k” into a conversation—they want the recipients to know they’re not pleased over whatever discussion may be occurring. It’s a battle cry compacted into one letter. 

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Like a harbinger of death, nothing good can come from its sightings. Boyfriends everywhere are left in a cold sweat when they receive a “k” from their lady loves. On the other side of things, those who send a “k” without realizing its implications may accidentally unleash a bit of unforeseen mayhem. Text wisely, friends. 

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Can using 'k' in a text ever not be passive aggressive?
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