Verboticism: Getabyte

Getabyte

Created by: astorey

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: 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: Getabyte

Nosila - 2008-10-14: 20:10:00
Yes, we have the technology...we just don't know how to use it correctly!