Verboticism: Decybphering

'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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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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Dialext

thegoatisbad

Created by: thegoatisbad

Pronunciation: di-a-leh-xt

Sentence: "OMG" never flashed through Kimberly's mind the way it flashed through the fingers of her niece, Destiny on the popular social networking site, facespace. Having joined in order to seal her place as the cool aunt, she had been frustrated by her inability to understand the dialext. LOL did not mean "lots of love" nor did MILTF mean "My independent life that's full" and this lead to many misunderstandings.

Etymology: dialect (language specific to a group or region) + text (hint: you're reading it)

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COMMENTS:

vg - Nosila, 2010-03-11: 22:49:00

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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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Txtstand

Created by: abrar

Pronunciation: TEXT-STAND

Sentence: I've received a funny text from the Boss. Please Txtstand me :)

Etymology: Txt( TEXT) stand (understand)

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Lolcatastrophy

Created by: nerdkiller

Pronunciation: Lawl-cat-ass-tro-fee

Sentence: AYBABTU was a bigger lolcatastrophy than YTMND. A shame since it was, IMHO, the best meme in the history of ever.

Etymology: lolcat: refers to the web meme of mid 2007 catastrophy: a disaster

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COMMENTS:

oops I jumped the gun. This has nothing to do with the challenge. I should read directions. - nerdkiller, 2007-11-15: 18:37:00

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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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COMMENTS:

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

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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: TEXHUME - verb from TEXT (a unit of connected writing) + EXHUME (to revive, or restore; bring to light)

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COMMENTS:

Good word - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:14:00

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Educe

Created by: verbotomer

Pronunciation: ˈiːˌdjuːs

Sentence: "I educed that he meant, 'see you later' when he sent, 'cUL8rrrr11111!!!'"

Etymology: similar meaning to the original educe, but with the stress on the first syllable, modelled on Internet-related words such as email, ebusiness, etc. It can also be spelled 'e-duce'.

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Intextpret

Created by: leechdude

Pronunciation: in-text-pret

Sentence: It was difficult to intextpret what Diego was trying to say but Joe figured it meant, 'never enter the ladies' washroom.'

Etymology: interpret, text

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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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