Naming Fun with Textese


Stumbling upon Daily Candy’s post on the new lexicon of Textese brought a smile to my face. 🙂

You may recall the study I recently blogged that suggests that Textese is not ruining the English language. In fact, as Daily Candy proves, you can have some fun by creating your very own Textese words. A few of my favorites:

ew toob
n. Videos of inappropriate content posted for the world to see.

n. Music or video files obtained through piracy.

social netlurking
v. To join a social network for the sole purpose of stalking a member.
(Betsy created an account just to keep tabs on her ex.)

If you enjoy making up fun words just for the heck of it, check out Daily Candy’s book. We’ve already ordered a copy!


Do your favorite pet names date from 10, 100, or 1000 years ago?
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