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Maya Angelou

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Victor Hugo

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

J and K = Just Kidding

It seems I'm starting a trend with these multiple letter posts. LOL

Today's topic: Just Kidding.

Ever wonder what people are thinking when they say those two seemingly innocent words? I always am. I mean, set aside the whole "I psychoanalyze everything" thing I have going on, but don't you wonder what compelled them to say the thing they're kidding about in the first place?

Some people dispel an awkward situation by making a joke to seemingly insult someone and then add the infamous "just kidding!" to alleviate any offense they might have caused. But what I would be wondering was how much of that joke was actually true.

Enter the cynic. LOL

I suppose not all instances require the *beady-eye* scrutiny, but you kinda wonder if people actually mean what they say before the lighthearted "just kidding" gets added to their list of phrases. You know, like... "Your head looks like potato." or "That dress makes you look like you just stepped out of a bad 70's movie." followed by "I'm just kidding...". LOL

And on that note...a funny:

Aww...poor guy. LOL

What are some of your infamous "just kidding" moments?


  1. Ooh, I hate the "just kidding" people. They think by saying that then the insult said beforehand can be forgotten.

  2. Don't forget the fake laugh and shifty eye just kiddings :)

  3. or the delayed "just kidding" that arrives way late after they realize that your feelings have been hurt.

  4. Stopping by from the a-z challenge and so glad I did. To me "just kidding" is like sarcasm - it hurts. And I love the quotes you have at the top of your blog.

  5. Yeah-there is definitely 'just kidding abuse'. I find it handy in an online setting when I want to be sarcastic or say something ridiculous that in real life would come across just from my tone ["I got through all 1300 A to Z blogs! (jk)"), and I can get along with the intentional 'gotcha' stuff once in a while, but the MEAN things followed by just kidding? Those are rotten.

  6. So glad you all could relate to this post! LOL Yeah...the shifty eyed just kiddings are right there on top with the gotchas and delayed just kidding but I'm not really kiddings... LOL

  7. Ugh, there was a group of girls in my junior high that had the "J/K insult" down to an art. They wouldn't even get the whole "just kidding" out at the end. They had abbreviated it to something like "juh-kkkkk" It was so annoying.