Verboticism: Secretalent

'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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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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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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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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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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Slatextition

Created by: garythesnail

Pronunciation: Slu-text-i-zhion

Sentence: When her husband sent her an IM, Jane said 'What is this?' Her husband said I have slatextion. It says: Get eggs, coffee and milk at the store, please.

Etymology: Slang+text+suffix "ition"

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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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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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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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Assumaciph

Created by: comborracha

Pronunciation: a-sume-a-sife

Sentence: I didn't put enough thought into assumaciphing his message. I didn't realize that "ples get ma bgle t/ cm chee" does not mean please get my mom a bagel with kim chee.

Etymology: assume+decipher

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Garblurb

Created by: Amaya1961

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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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