Verboticism: Interpretext

Interpretext

petaj

Created by: petaj

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.

Pronunciation: in-TER-pre-text

Sentence: "LOLzords, OMG the roflcopters r here, pk m3 ^ @ 4", was the message she received. Tyson was clearly sending this SMS to hide his true wishes about when he should be collected from his friend's place. Carole's interpretext however was too good for her to be confused and she picked him up at the prearranged time.

Etymology: interpret (clarify meaning) + text (in this case an SMS message) + inter (bury) + pretext (something serving to conceal)

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