Top verboticism of the day created by lumina
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.
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
Created by: lumina.
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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Getabyte: /get-a-bite/ Tess thought she could multitask, but alas, as with so many people, she was not as good as she thought. She would send frequent getabytes to her friends, her husband and the random work contact who was unfortunately positioned at the top of her contact list. While those close to her were able to interpret her getabytes correctly, her colleague could never figure out if Tess was hitting on him or trying to turn him into her personal concierge. Either way, he wasn't into her. Etymology: To "get" as in both to receive and to understand+ "byte" as in the increment of data, combined to sound like gigabyte or another of the many byte words they make up these days. Created by: astorey.
Yes, we have the technology...we just don't know how to use it correctly! - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:10:00
Texhume: /tex-hume/ 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)
Created by: Stevenson0.
Good word - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:14:00
Qwertlyze: /Qwert lyze/ 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) Created by: zxvasdf.
interesting etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00
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