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'Did you get the boss's message?'

DEFINITION: v., To grasp the meaning of muddled texts like blog posts, emails and text messages where standard grammatical or spelling conventions have been ignored. n., The ability to read and understand confused or poorly written messages.

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Enigmasize

Created by: looseball

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Deleeted

Created by: QuantumMechanic

Pronunciation: dee lee' ted

Sentence: I deleeted Joe's text: he's driving and texting again.

Etymology: de (undo, as a process) + leet (from l33t)

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Jumbleguya

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: jum/bl/gi/a

Sentence: The new boss seemed to have his own language when it came to texting. At first everyone was nervous. It wasn't until someone made a call down to the mailroom where Simon the jumbleguya worked. He could unscramble eggs.

Etymology: play on Jambalaya

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Twenty lashes with a wet noodle, Lumina. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:34:00

Youch! (mix of Yummy and Ouch) :) - lumina, 2008-10-14: 10:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00

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Texhume

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: tex/hume

Sentence: His job was to texhume cryptic messages that had been buried in emails.

Etymology: TEXHUME - verb from TEXT (a unit of connected writing) + EXHUME (to revive, or restore; bring to light)

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Good word - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:14:00

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Interpretext

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Inter-pret-ex-t

Sentence: Jane's mum just couldn't get to grips with the predictive text on her cellphone, luckily Jane was an expert in interpretext, so when her mum's muddled messages came through she understood exactly what she was trying to say.

Etymology: Interpret (Understand the meaning of, translate) + Text (Written or printed words, message left on cellphone) ORIGIN Latin textus from texere 'weave' = Interpretext)

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great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:21:00

Very clever. - Mustang, 2008-10-14: 17:22:00

metrohumanx Intuitive and eminently pronounceable word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:48:00

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Deciphetext

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: di-sahy-fe-text

Sentence: She knew what days to steer clear of her boss, she intuitively could tell how messed up he was by her inability to deciphetext his morning messages.

Etymology: decipher + text

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Textititis

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Text-a-ty-tus)

Sentence: What the heck? You got textititis or something? I can't read your texts.

Etymology: Text: what you do or see. ititis: diseased

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Degibbercrypt

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: dee-JIBBER-cript..........Degibbercrypt is an existing word. (Based a match found for Degibbercrypt found by TheFreeDictionary.)...I find this unlikely, and I stand by my word. -Metro

Sentence: Each dreary morning, Stubbly Stu entered the Temple of Technology where he was employed as an InfoTech specialist. Winter was approaching and the sun's piercing rays bounced off the freshly waxed hallway floors into his tender eyeballs, which had not fully recovered from a gin-soaked weekend of cyber-debauchery. Stunned and amazed, Stubbly Stu saw a cluster of his co-workers gathered in a confused knot and arguing with an intensity usually displayed at a much later, and more humane, time of day. Sookie was waving her Blackberry, Jeff had unholstered his cellfone, and poor low-tech Mark was clutching a crumpled E-mail memo he had printed out, not assigning any reality to something he could not hold in his hand. They all looked up at the same time and saw Stubbly Stu standing there agog. "Stu! Help us!" cried Sookie. "The boss sent out a memo, and we can't figure out if we're all fired or if we're to hurry down to the conference center!" The boss, newly arrived from Red China, stubbornly refused to learn more than the rudiments of Engrish, and regarded punctuation and spelling as a capitalist plot intended to make her "lose face". "Stand back, folks!" Stubbly Stu said with a flourish..." I'm going to DEGIBBERCRYPT this message RIGHT NOW!".....and so he did. They were all fired. :)

Etymology: Fusion of DECRYPT and GIBBERISH.....DECRYPT:transitive verb -to convert (as a coded message) into intelligible form; to recognize and interpret (an electronic signal).....GIBBERISH:unintelligible or meaningless language; a technical or esoteric language; pretentious or needlessly obscure language often generated by pompous or incompetent pseudotechnocrats who have attained positions of power, or think they have.

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metrohumanx A mind is a terrible thing. http://www.nsa.gov/MUSEUM/ - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:40:00

Eggzellint! - Mustang, 2008-10-14: 17:21:00

Great story and word! - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:15:00

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Codedependent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kode depen dent

Sentence: When Marnie's boss acquired a PDA device, she had to transcribe his peculiar messages. She became so good at deciphering his notes that she developed a codedependent ability to read any bizarre messages anywhere and make sense of them. Now she was having trouble going back to reading books with straightforward language...they were no longer a challenge to her intellectually.

Etymology: Code (a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy;a process to convert ordinary language into code and vice-versa & Dependent (of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence) & Wordplay on Co-Dependent (mutual dependence)

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Decyber

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: dee-sigh-bah

Sentence: when i texted 'flz 88 grm nb h5g nnzz' to my friend i was confident he would be able to decyber it

Etymology: decipher, cyber

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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-11-15: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger! ~ James

lumina - 2008-10-14: 00:53:00
jumbleguya

lumina - 2008-10-14: 00:58:00
Sorry bout that folks. Put my word in the comment area by accident.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-10-14: 02:48:00
I never know WHERE my comments are gonna pop up. Life IS uncertainty, I guess.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2008-10-14: 02:49:00
See what I mean?

zxvasdf zxvasdf - 2008-10-14: 08:47:00
I sure do!

lumina - 2008-10-16: 19:54:00
Yes, comments...you add them and just hope they show up where you thought. Since this seems a good a place as any AND since I waited long enough to not "jump the gun" like the other time I thought I had the winning word... "I would like to thank The Academy, the cast and crew, Kraft service, all little people I stepped on to get here, of course God, Jesus and my parents...for if it wasn't for them I would be here." *music kicks in...dancing guy with hook comes out from behind curtains..." "OH! I have to hurry!!! You like me! You really, really like me!" (classis Sally Field Oscar moment...but you guys knew that, right?) :)

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-03-11: 00:35:00
Today's definition was suggested by Tigger. Thank you Tigger. ~ James