Verboticism: Interpretext


Created by: TJayzz

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: 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: Interpretext

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

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

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