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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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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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Demungle

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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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Intextpret

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: in-text-pret

Sentence: It was difficult to intextpret what Diego was trying to say but Joe figured it meant, 'never enter the ladies' washroom.'

Etymology: interpret, text

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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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Babelolfishcate

Created by: solocard

Pronunciation: bayb-lol-fish-cayt

Sentence: Even though Jimmy was adamant that his texts were easily understood, it took a while before his parents were able to babelolfishcate his messages.

Etymology: From the term "Babel Fish", mixed with internet speak. Other usages include Babelwtfish.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Got give a vote for a HGTTG reference - petaj, 2007-11-16: 06:51:00

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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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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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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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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:

Cute word...I dig it. - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:13:00

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Cryptosleuth

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: kripˈtō sloōth

Sentence: Debbie needed to become a cryptosleuth. She loved teaching at the Community College but trying to decipher messages from her Generation TXT students put a real strain on her sense of rightness. She and her bff would lol at e-mails from her students.

Etymology: cryptographer (the art of writing or solving codes) + Sleuth (a detective)

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metrohumanx LOVE cryptosleuth. I like saying CRYPTO....cryptoanything. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:51:00

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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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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