Verboticism: Textcrapolate

'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.

Create | Read

Already Voted

Vote not counted. We have already counted two anonymous votes from your network. If you haven't voted yet, you can login and then we will count your vote.


Textcrapolate

You still have one vote left...

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

Vote For | Comments and Points

Jumbleguya

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: jum/bl/gi/a

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

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

metrohumanx 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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Dialext

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: di-a-leh-xt

Sentence: "OMG" never flashed through Kimberly's mind the way it flashed through the fingers of her niece, Destiny on the popular social networking site, facespace. Having joined in order to seal her place as the cool aunt, she had been frustrated by her inability to understand the dialext. LOL did not mean "lots of love" nor did MILTF mean "My independent life that's full" and this lead to many misunderstandings.

Etymology: dialect (language specific to a group or region) + text (hint: you're reading it)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

vg - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 22:49:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Cybertexterity

Created by: OZZIEBOB

Pronunciation: sahy-ber-TEKS-ter-i-tee

Sentence: Bob was worried when he recieved an email, in cyberslang, saying: " i h8 u q-tip!" His grandson, Thomas, who had cybertexterity with rab, told him: " don't let it 'k' your 'b' it's t-i-c and p2c2e."

Etymology: 1. cybertexterity:blend of cyber, text & dexterity. 2.q-tip:an elderly, white-haired person. 3."k" his "b": bug him. 3."t-in-c":tongue in cheek. 4. rab :level of understanding above the general knowledge of a given subject. 5.p2c2e:too complicated too exp

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

yikes! no idea what that means - I have very litte cybertexterity (great word) - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 13:03:00

Yep, I like it too! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:01:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

Good word - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:14:00

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

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)

----------------------------
COMMENTS:

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

----------------------------

Vote For | Comments and Points

Show All or More...