We all know that the auto correct feature with smartphones frequently changes innocent messages into something very embarrassing. Ellen DeGeneres has some funny clips on youtube about wrong text messages. They are funny because Ellen DeGeneres is very confident by making those clips short and interesting and was strive for positive emotions. What about the specific words that are used within the texts? What about someone who can read the texts just fine, but still gets the wrong message? What components of language or other communication components are at work in this situation?
There is some humor in these lines even for people who read them on their own, which leads me to believe it is something in the verbal messages that lead to humor. Connotation is a term you would apply to the clips. In what way? Do the words themselves carry an emotional meaning exclusive of how they are read aloud?