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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Cypherfathom

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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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Lingjist

Created by: porsche

Pronunciation: ling/jist

Sentence: A talented lingist can unravel the meaning of any text.

Etymology: linguist + gist

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COMMENTS:

Good one Porsche! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:03:00

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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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Textamessology

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: text-a-mess-ology

Sentence: Thank goodness Lisa's so good at textamessology, or she'd never understand her sister's messages!

Etymology: Text (words/wording) + a (a) + mess (untidy/jumble) + ology (science/branch of knowledge) = Textamessology

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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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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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Decybphering

Created by: hendrixius

Pronunciation: dee-sibe-fur-ing

Sentence: I am having trouble decybphering this text message; WTF does MLFJJUICK 4 NOLK mean?

Etymology: decipher and cyber

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Assumaciph

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: a-sume-a-sife

Sentence: I didn't put enough thought into assumaciphing his message. I didn't realize that "ples get ma bgle t/ cm chee" does not mean please get my mom a bagel with kim chee.

Etymology: assume+decipher

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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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Anagrasp

Created by: StarLizard

Pronunciation: Ana-grasp

Sentence: Lucy loved browsing the chat sites, because it allowed her to practice her anagrasp abilities, which came handy when monitoring her son's 'sent' items.

Etymology: Mix of anagram and grasp.

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