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Messting

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Texting on a keyboard phone
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Here’s a truly horrible neologism: messting.

It’s a mixture of ‘mess’ and ‘message’ (I presume) to describe the act of texting messages that subsequently mess up your life. You can read more in The New York Times.

With thanks to Maggie Manning.

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Written by Wordwatch

26/01/2010 at 11:13 am

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  1. Of crs in txg no noes wht u mean

    Michael Farrell

    26/01/2010 at 7:09 pm


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