Verboticism: Interpretext

'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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Cryptosleuth

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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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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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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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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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Precypher

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: pree sy fer

Sentence: Buzz took a summer job being a 'gofer' for Mr. Dave DaVinci, who was a man about town. He equipped Buzz and all his office staff with Blackberries so he could contact them constantly and give them instruction no matter when or where. This would be fine, but he had made up his own abbreviations which when put together, made absolutely no sense. Buzz was the only one who seemed to be able to precypher these messages and anticipate his boss' needs. No one else was able to translate the encriptions from the boss. Buzz would later brag that he had cracked DaVinci's Code.

Etymology: pre (Before it happens, prior to) & cypher (a message written in a secret code;a secret method of writing;convert ordinary language into code)

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Hahaha- miles of smiles, Nosie!.....buzzberries to you! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:58:00

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Cyberfathom

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: Sie-ber-fath-um

Sentence: Mary Lou was an old hand at internet communications and could cyberfathom any and all internet shorthand

Etymology: cybernetics and comprehension

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COMMENTS:

neat - nerdkiller, 2007-11-15: 18:34:00

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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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Clearmext

Created by: yaelash

Pronunciation: clear-mext

Sentence: he had very good clearmexting abilities. even when his kid wrote him a note while eating dropping icecream and riding the bike at the same time, he could figure out what was written there.

Etymology: the combination of clear+messy+text, the ability to make a clear text out of a messy one.

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