A text message asking a question that is not meant to be answered. Frequently addressed to the originator's entire phone book.
These messages can cause confusion by causing dozens of people to think that someone wants to hold an actual conversation with them, when in fact the sender of the message was simply lonely, amused, drunk, or all three.
Alice: Carol just texted me, 'Why the hell can't people in Atlanta use their turn signals?' How the hell should I know? I *do* use my turn signal!
Bob: Relax. It was a rhetorical textion. She sent it to me, too.