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Predictive text on cellphones can result in some amusing accidental substitutions. The word for that: textonym. This is part of a complete episode.

The Txting Db8

OMG, text messaging! It’s destroying the English language, corrupting young minds, turning us into illiterates. It’s probably shrinking the ozone layer, too. Or is it? In his new book, Txting: The Gr8 Db8, David Crystal offers a...


dica n. a digital camera, most commonly as part of a mobile phone. Also dika. Etymological Note: From digital camera. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


silo  other.— «The Telecommunications Act of 1996, while largely sticking to the legacy regulatory “silo” regime, took a small step towards the horizontally layered engineering world in several respects. Most importantly, the...