Verboticism: Texticologist

'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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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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Qwertlyze

zxvasdf

Created by: zxvasdf

Pronunciation: Qwert lyze

Sentence: Because in this day and age people are wont to multitask, as showcased in the common combination of driving and texting, more and more people are becoming skilled in qwertlysis. The same mental processes are also applied to old timers trying to qwertlyze the newfangled 'net jargon floating about on the web.

Etymology: Qwerty (traditional configuration of the keyboard designed in the days of typewriters to spread apart the commonly used letters, thus preventing jamming. This configuration is not necessary in the digital age) & analyze (to examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations)

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COMMENTS:

interesting etymology - Jabberwocky, 2008-10-14: 13:20:00

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Codedependent

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: kode depen dent

Sentence: When Marnie's boss acquired a PDA device, she had to transcribe his peculiar messages. She became so good at deciphering his notes that she developed a codedependent ability to read any bizarre messages anywhere and make sense of them. Now she was having trouble going back to reading books with straightforward language...they were no longer a challenge to her intellectually.

Etymology: Code (a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy;a process to convert ordinary language into code and vice-versa & Dependent (of a clause; unable to stand alone syntactically as a complete sentence) & Wordplay on Co-Dependent (mutual dependence)

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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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Textcavator

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: text/cav/ay/tor

Sentence: When archaeologists unearth blackberries in the future they will need textcavators to decipher the messages.

Etymology: excavator + text

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COMMENTS:

Good Usage. - dubld, 2007-11-15: 12:46:00

Great word and real cyberwocky! - OZZIEBOB, 2007-11-15: 17:36:00

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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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Syntextify

Created by: Tigger

Pronunciation: sĭn-těks-tə-fī'

Sentence: After only two weeks of dating, Melissa was able to syntextify Jared's messages by supplementalizing them with proper grammar and spelling. She supposed it was worth the effort -- all the other girls thought Jared was cute, and he certainly was popular.

Etymology: syntax (Greek, syntaxis "a putting together or in order") + text (Late Latin, textus "written account") + [identi]fy (Medieval Latin, identificāre "to make to resemble")

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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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Cryptograsp

Created by: xirtam

Pronunciation: krip-tuh-grahsp

Sentence: See if you can cryptograsp what I am typing. "You don't hvae to crroeclty sepll erevyhting jsut hvae all the ltteres, and hvae the fsrit and lsat lteetr in the crreoct poistoin." Pretty cool.

Etymology: crypto from cryptogram, A piece of writing in code or cipher. + grasp, mental hold or capacity; power to understand.

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COMMENTS:

Nice! - purpleartichokes, 2007-11-15: 19:00:00

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Textamessology

Created by: LotusB

Pronunciation: text-a-mess-ology

Sentence: Thank goodness Lisa's so good at textamessology, or she'd never understand her sister's messages!

Etymology: Text (words/wording) + a (a) + mess (untidy/jumble) + ology (science/branch of knowledge) = Textamessology

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