Verboticism: Cypherfathom

'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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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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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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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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Confunderstand

Created by: jkernen1

Pronunciation:

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

Etymology: confuse + understand

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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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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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Decryptatext

Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: de-cryp-ta-text

Sentence: Jason could easily decryptatext his boss' practically unreadable messages.

Etymology: de(undo) crypt (hidden message) text (words)

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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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Dsighfor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: dee sye for

Sentence: Once again Nancy had to try and decode her boss's text message. She always hoped her hunky boss would find her as attractive as she found him and send her a personal message. So far she could only dsighfor his texts, which all seemed to be business related. It did not help that he was such a poor speller and tended to multitask while texting her instructions. The latest message was especially confusing. "Gout 4 drinks? Call" She didn't know if she should pretty herself up and make reservations or call his doctor to make an appointment...

Etymology: Decypher (convert code into ordinary language;read with difficulty) & Sigh For (an utterance made by exhaling audibly; indicating anxiety about one's emotional attachment for someone)

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Cypherfathom

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: sīfərfaðəm

Sentence: Harry spent his career breaking coded messages in his job at the NSA. Despite this he has trouble trying to cypherfathom emails and texts from his kids.

Etymology: cypher (a secret or disguised way of writing) + fathom (understand)

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