Verboticism: Cryptograsp

'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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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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Qwertlyze

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Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Qwert lyze

Sentence: Because in this day and age people are wont to multitask, as showcased in the common combination of driving and texting, more and more people are becoming skilled in qwertlysis. The same mental processes are also applied to old timers trying to qwertlyze the newfangled 'net jargon floating about on the web.

Etymology: Qwerty (traditional configuration of the keyboard designed in the days of typewriters to spread apart the commonly used letters, thus preventing jamming. This configuration is not necessary in the digital age) & analyze (to examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations)

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COMMENTS:

interesting etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00

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Cryptosleuth

artr

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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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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Degibber

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: dijibər

Sentence: Claire is the perfect personal assistant to Mr. BigPants. She is the only one who can degibber his cryptic e-mails and memos. Most agree that his notes could be created by a chipmunk dancing on a keyboard. They also believe that most of the great ideas that come out of the head office are really generated by Claire. She just smiles and gives credit to her boss.

Etymology: de (denoting removal or reversal) + gibber (speak rapidly and unintelligibly)

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Demungle

MrDave2176

Created by: MrDave2176

Pronunciation: dee-MUN-gul

Sentence: The message was almost hopelessly unreadable until Jeremy stepped in to demungle it.

Etymology: "to Mung" is a hacker term which means to alter in some negative way. A mungle message would be altered to be unreadable. To demungle would make it whole again, right?

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

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Unscramblagram

Created by: SpaceCadet

Pronunciation: uhn-SKRAM-AH-grAHm

Sentence: - "Wow man, you can unscramblagram that? I can't make heads or tails of this egarbage!" Johnny said. - "Yeah dude, I'm a regular unscramblagrammer... I guess I'm just good at getting into the sender's state of mind, you know?" Mike replied. - "Whoah..." said Johnny.

Etymology: 1. "unscramble": (verb) to restore (a scrambled message) to intelligible form; "unscrambler" (noun), a person or thing that unscrambles. 2. "agram", from "agrammatical" = "a-" (prefix) not + "grammatical" (adj.) conforming to the rules of grammar

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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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Dsighfor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee sye for

Sentence: Once again Nancy had to try and decode her boss's text message. She always hoped her hunky boss would find her as attractive as she found him and send her a personal message. So far she could only dsighfor his texts, which all seemed to be business related. It did not help that he was such a poor speller and tended to multitask while texting her instructions. The latest message was especially confusing. "Gout 4 drinks? Call" She didn't know if she should pretty herself up and make reservations or call his doctor to make an appointment...

Etymology: Decypher (convert code into ordinary language;read with difficulty) & Sigh For (an utterance made by exhaling audibly; indicating anxiety about one's emotional attachment for someone)

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