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.
VERBOTICISMS: (Invented words created by the Verbotomy Writers)
Texticologist: /tex-ti-col-o-gist/ Having twin 15 year old daughters, and a 13 year old son qualified Sara as an expert texticologist and she was often called as an expert witness in court proceedings where text interpretation was needed. Etymology: lexicology:the study of words and their meanings + text: + (-ologist-science or study of)texting: sending a text message Created by: mrskellyscl.
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Nosila, 2010-03-11: 16:12:00
Dsighfor: /dee sye for/ 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)
Created by: Nosila.
Dialext: /di-a-leh-xt/ “OMG” never flashed through Kimberly’s mind the way it flashed through the fingers of her niece, Destiny on the popular social networking site, facespace. Having joined in order to seal her place as the cool aunt, she had been frustrated by her inability to understand the dialext. LOL did not mean “lots of love” nor did MILTF mean “My independent life that’s full” and this lead to many misunderstandings. Etymology: dialect (language specific to a group or region) + text (hint: you’re reading it) Created by: thegoatisbad.
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Nosila, 2010-03-11: 22:49:00
Degibber: /dijibÉ™r/ Claire is the perfect personal assistant to Mr. BigPants. She is the only one who can degibber his cryptic e-mails and memos. Most agree that his notes could be created by a chipmunk dancing on a keyboard. They also believe that most of the great ideas that come out of the head office are really generated by Claire. She just smiles and gives credit to her boss. Etymology: de (denoting removal or reversal) + gibber (speak rapidly and unintelligibly) Created by: artr.
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