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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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Secretalent

Created by: perkolady

Pronunciation: sec-ra-TAL-ent

Sentence: "Hmm, forward that message to Sylvia--she's got amazing secretalent."

Etymology: From your standard secretary, nurse, or other aid-giving person's miraculous ability to read their superiors' chickenscratch.

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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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Decyberscate

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: dee-sigh-burr-skate

Sentence: He had to decyberscate the the cryptic text.

Etymology: De + Cyber/Cypher + Obfuscate

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COMMENTS:

nice - reminds me of rollerball - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 13:01:00

A good'un that's "c" to the "g"! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:34:00

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Lolcatastrophy

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: Lawl-cat-ass-tro-fee

Sentence: AYBABTU was a bigger lolcatastrophy than YTMND. A shame since it was, IMHO, the best meme in the history of ever.

Etymology: lolcat: refers to the web meme of mid 2007 catastrophy: a disaster

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COMMENTS:

oops I jumped the gun. This has nothing to do with the challenge. I should read directions. - nerdkiller, 2007-11-15: 18:37:00

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Gobbledekook

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: gob-uhl-deh-kook

Sentence: Fenster is an absolute gobbledekook who can instantly decipher the garbled lingo used by those who textmessage and post on blogs and forums.

Etymology: Blend of 'gobbledegook' (language characterized by circumlocution and jargon, usually hard to understand) and 'kook' (an eccentric, strange, or foolish person)

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metrohumanx Love that jargon, Mustang! http://www.pacifier.com/~dkossy/kooksmus.html - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:33:00

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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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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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COMMENTS:

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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Textcrapolate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: text-cra-poh-late

Sentence: Although the message may have been written in Sanskrit, Bob was able to textcrapolate that he was to pk up da kdz aftr wrk.

Etymology: text, crap, extrapolate

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COMMENTS:

good one purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 08:55:00

Nice bit of cyberdazzle! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:39:00

y, thnk ya! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 18:58:00

gets my vote :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-15: 22:25:00

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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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Interpretext

petaj

Created by: petaj

Pronunciation: in-TER-pre-text

Sentence: "LOLzords, OMG the roflcopters r here, pk m3 ^ @ 4", was the message she received. Tyson was clearly sending this SMS to hide his true wishes about when he should be collected from his friend's place. Carole's interpretext however was too good for her to be confused and she picked him up at the prearranged time.

Etymology: interpret (clarify meaning) + text (in this case an SMS message) + inter (bury) + pretext (something serving to conceal)

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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