Verboticism: Texhume

'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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Gobbledegeek

Created by: Mustang

Pronunciation: GOB-ehl-de-geek

Sentence: As are all his associates, Lyndon is a total gobbledegeek who can instantly decipher the garbled lingo and abbreviations 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 'geek' (one who is knowledgeable about current technology)

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Lolcatastrophy

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: Lawl-cat-ass-tro-fee

Sentence: AYBABTU was a bigger lolcatastrophy than YTMND. A shame since it was, IMHO, the best meme in the history of ever.

Etymology: lolcat: refers to the web meme of mid 2007 catastrophy: a disaster

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COMMENTS:

oops I jumped the gun. This has nothing to do with the challenge. I should read directions. - nerdkiller, 2007-11-15: 18:37:00

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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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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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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

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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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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)

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COMMENTS:

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

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Getabyte

Created by: astorey

Pronunciation: get-a-bite

Sentence: 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.

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COMMENTS:

Yes, we have the technology...we just don't know how to use it correctly! - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:10:00

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Txtstand

Created by: abrar

Pronunciation: TEXT-STAND

Sentence: I've received a funny text from the Boss. Please Txtstand me :)

Etymology: Txt( TEXT) stand (understand)

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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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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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