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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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Dyslexicon

Created by: galwaywegian

Pronunciation: diss leks ik ohn

Sentence: he was a walking dyslexicon, the sweet spell of success.

Etymology: dyslexic lexicon

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COMMENTS:

The dyslexicon in your sentence is a noun. - buffalocargo, 2015-08-21: 09:03:00

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Educe

Created by: verbotomer

Pronunciation: ˈiːˌdjuːs

Sentence: "I educed that he meant, 'see you later' when he sent, 'cUL8rrrr11111!!!'"

Etymology: similar meaning to the original educe, but with the stress on the first syllable, modelled on Internet-related words such as email, ebusiness, etc. It can also be spelled 'e-duce'.

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Qwerky

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: kwûr'kē

Sentence: Fortunately I have one of the new QWERKY keypads on my Crackberry that will decipher whatever I'm texting incorrectly and change it to intelligible English before it is sent. Nothing is worse than poor KEYBONICS!!!!

Etymology: From the proper QWERTY keypad and of course..please practice correct KEYBONICS

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COMMENTS:

Who can qwibble with a word like that? - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:16:00

metrohumanx Good one, H-bug! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:19:00

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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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Texhume

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: tex/hume

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

Etymology: text + exhume

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K-rad ! c u l8r - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:37:00

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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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Textcavator

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: text/cav/ay/tor

Sentence: When archaeologists unearth blackberries in the future they will need textcavators to decipher the messages.

Etymology: excavator + text

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COMMENTS:

Good Usage. - dubld, 2007-11-15: 12:46:00

Great word and real cyberwocky! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:36:00

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Qwertlyze

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Qwert lyze

Sentence: Because in this day and age people are wont to multitask, as showcased in the common combination of driving and texting, more and more people are becoming skilled in qwertlysis. The same mental processes are also applied to old timers trying to qwertlyze the newfangled 'net jargon floating about on the web.

Etymology: Qwerty (traditional configuration of the keyboard designed in the days of typewriters to spread apart the commonly used letters, thus preventing jamming. This configuration is not necessary in the digital age) & analyze (to examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations)

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interesting etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00

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Texticologist

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: tex-ti-col-o-gist

Sentence: Having twin 15 year old daughters, and a 13 year old son qualified Sara as an expert texticologist and she was often called as an expert witness in court proceedings where text interpretation was needed.

Etymology: lexicology:the study of words and their meanings + text: + (-ologist-science or study of)texting: sending a text message

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good one - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 16:12:00

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Cryptograsp

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: krip-tuh-grahsp

Sentence: See if you can cryptograsp what I am typing. "You don't hvae to crroeclty sepll erevyhting jsut hvae all the ltteres, and hvae the fsrit and lsat lteetr in the crreoct poistoin." Pretty cool.

Etymology: crypto from cryptogram, A piece of writing in code or cipher. + grasp, mental hold or capacity; power to understand.

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Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:00:00

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Comments:

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