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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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Cypherfathom

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīfərfaðəm

Sentence: Harry spent his career breaking coded messages in his job at the NSA. Despite this he has trouble trying to cypherfathom emails and texts from his kids.

Etymology: cypher (a secret or disguised way of writing) + fathom (understand)

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Txtstand

Created by: abrar

Pronunciation: TEXT-STAND

Sentence: I've received a funny text from the Boss. Please Txtstand me :)

Etymology: Txt( TEXT) stand (understand)

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Demungle

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: dee-MUN-gul

Sentence: The message was almost hopelessly unreadable until Jeremy stepped in to demungle it.

Etymology: "to Mung" is a hacker term which means to alter in some negative way. A mungle message would be altered to be unreadable. To demungle would make it whole again, right?

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Slatextition

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: Slu-text-i-zhion

Sentence: When her husband sent her an IM, Jane said 'What is this?' Her husband said I have slatextion. It says: Get eggs, coffee and milk at the store, please.

Etymology: Slang+text+suffix "ition"

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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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COMMENTS:

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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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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Decryptatext

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: de-cryp-ta-text

Sentence: Jason could easily decryptatext his boss' practically unreadable messages.

Etymology: de(undo) crypt (hidden message) text (words)

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Syntextify

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: sĭn-těks-tə-fī'

Sentence: After only two weeks of dating, Melissa was able to syntextify Jared's messages by supplementalizing them with proper grammar and spelling. She supposed it was worth the effort -- all the other girls thought Jared was cute, and he certainly was popular.

Etymology: syntax (Greek, syntaxis "a putting together or in order") + text (Late Latin, textus "written account") + [identi]fy (Medieval Latin, identificāre "to make to resemble")

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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