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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Jumbleguya

Created by: lumina

Pronunciation: jum/bl/gi/a

Sentence: The new boss seemed to have his own language when it came to texting. At first everyone was nervous. It wasn't until someone made a call down to the mailroom where Simon the jumbleguya worked. He could unscramble eggs.

Etymology: play on Jambalaya

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx Twenty lashes with a wet noodle, Lumina. - metrohumanx, 2008-10-14: 02:34:00

Youch! (mix of Yummy and Ouch) :) - lumina, 2008-10-14: 10:04:00

great word - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00

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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:

Good Usage. - dubld, 2007-11-15: 12:46:00

Great word and real cyberwocky! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:36:00

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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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Jumblreader

Created by: emilylind

Pronunciation: Say jumble then reader

Sentence: He's a amazing jumblreader !

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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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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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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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Textititis

Created by: sipsoccer

Pronunciation: (Text-a-ty-tus)

Sentence: What the heck? You got textititis or something? I can't read your texts.

Etymology: Text: what you do or see. ititis: diseased

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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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neat - nerdkiller, 2007-11-15: 18:34:00

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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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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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