Verboticism: Enigmasize

'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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Degibber

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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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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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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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Texticologist

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: tex-ti-col-o-gist

Sentence: Having twin 15 year old daughters, and a 13 year old son qualified Sara as an expert texticologist and she was often called as an expert witness in court proceedings where text interpretation was needed.

Etymology: lexicology:the study of words and their meanings + text: + (-ologist-science or study of)texting: sending a text message

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COMMENTS:

good one - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 16:12:00

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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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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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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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Syntextify

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: sĭn-těks-tə-fī'

Sentence: After only two weeks of dating, Melissa was able to syntextify Jared's messages by supplementalizing them with proper grammar and spelling. She supposed it was worth the effort -- all the other girls thought Jared was cute, and he certainly was popular.

Etymology: syntax (Greek, syntaxis "a putting together or in order") + text (Late Latin, textus "written account") + [identi]fy (Medieval Latin, identificāre "to make to resemble")

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Confunderstand

Created by: jkernen1

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

Etymology: confuse + understand

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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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