Verboticism: Textititis

'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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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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Interpretext

Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: Inter-pret-ex-t

Sentence: Jane's mum just couldn't get to grips with the predictive text on her cellphone, luckily Jane was an expert in interpretext, so when her mum's muddled messages came through she understood exactly what she was trying to say.

Etymology: Interpret (Understand the meaning of, translate) + Text (Written or printed words, message left on cellphone) ORIGIN Latin textus from texere 'weave' = Interpretext)

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COMMENTS:

great combo - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:21:00

Very clever. - Mustang, 2008-10-14: 17:22:00

metrohumanx Intuitive and eminently pronounceable word! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 07:48:00

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Qwerky

hooterbug

Created by: hooterbug

Pronunciation: kwûr'kē

Sentence: Fortunately I have one of the new QWERKY keypads on my Crackberry that will decipher whatever I'm texting incorrectly and change it to intelligible English before it is sent. Nothing is worse than poor KEYBONICS!!!!

Etymology: From the proper QWERTY keypad and of course..please practice correct KEYBONICS

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COMMENTS:

Who can qwibble with a word like that? - Nosila, 2008-10-14: 20:16:00

metrohumanx Good one, H-bug! - metrohumanx, 2008-10-17: 12:19:00

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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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Garblurb

Created by: Amaya1961

Pronunciation:

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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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Babelolfishcate

Created by: solocard

Pronunciation: bayb-lol-fish-cayt

Sentence: Even though Jimmy was adamant that his texts were easily understood, it took a while before his parents were able to babelolfishcate his messages.

Etymology: From the term "Babel Fish", mixed with internet speak. Other usages include Babelwtfish.

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COMMENTS:

petaj Got give a vote for a HGTTG reference - petaj, 2007-11-16: 06:51:00

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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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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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Cryptograsp

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: krip-tuh-grahsp

Sentence: See if you can cryptograsp what I am typing. "You don't hvae to crroeclty sepll erevyhting jsut hvae all the ltteres, and hvae the fsrit and lsat lteetr in the crreoct poistoin." Pretty cool.

Etymology: crypto from cryptogram, A piece of writing in code or cipher. + grasp, mental hold or capacity; power to understand.

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:00:00

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