Verboticism: Getabyte

'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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Confunderstand

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

Sentence: The jibberish you texted wasn't easy to confunderstand.

Etymology: confuse + understand

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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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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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Decyberscate

Created by: dubld

Pronunciation: dee-sigh-burr-skate

Sentence: He had to decyberscate the the cryptic text.

Etymology: De + Cyber/Cypher + Obfuscate

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COMMENTS:

nice - reminds me of rollerball - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 13:01:00

A good'un that's "c" to the "g"! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:34:00

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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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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

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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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Textcrapolate

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: text-cra-poh-late

Sentence: Although the message may have been written in Sanskrit, Bob was able to textcrapolate that he was to pk up da kdz aftr wrk.

Etymology: text, crap, extrapolate

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COMMENTS:

good one purple - Jabberwocky, 2007-11-15: 08:55:00

Nice bit of cyberdazzle! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:39:00

y, thnk ya! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 18:58:00

gets my vote :) - badsnudge, 2007-11-15: 22:25:00

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

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