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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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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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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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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Texhume

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: tex/hume

Sentence: His job was to texhume cryptic messages that had been buried in emails.

Etymology: text + exhume

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K-rad ! c u l8r - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:37:00

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Enigmasize

Created by: looseball

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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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Leeterate

Created by: badsnudge

Pronunciation: ˈlēt-ə-rət

Sentence: "OMG! ure rly noobi5h. lkjlkjlkj" wrote the daughter to her father, which may have otherwise resulted in hurt feelings, but fortunatly, the father was not leeterate (also l33t3r8), and had no idea what she meant, and only figured that there must have been something wrong with her or his phone.

Etymology: l33t + literate.

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Garblurb

Created by: Amaya1961

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Ntrprt

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Created by: gregflynn

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gregflynn Noun: Ntrprt8n - gregflynn, 2007-11-15: 00:09:00

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Textliterate

Created by: MithrilShadow

Pronunciation: tekst-ˈli-tə-ˌrāt

Sentence: Joel had to textliterate the message from his boss's strange grammar form to English, in order for any one in the office to understand what he wanted them to do.

Etymology: Text: the original words and form of a written or printed work Transliterate: to represent or spell in the characters of another alphabet

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COMMENTS:

I love this word ! Thanks for contributing ! - emilylind, 2007-11-15: 20:39:00

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