When using predictive text to write an SMS, sometimes an unexpected word of similar / humorous meaning may pop up.
Pint / shot / riot
Kiss / lips
Shag / rich
Sips / piss
Cock / anal
Dual / fuck
Oh no! I meant to send my boyfriend a text saying I wanted to suck his cock tonight.
Don't worry, it's just a textonym. Besides, I heard he's into that sort of thing.
A textonym is a word which becomes ambiguous when using predictive text due to having the same button combination as other unrelated words. They often make a text confusing or incomprehensible.
Particularly prominent in drunk texting
He = If
Me = Of
Book = Cool
Soon = Room
'Textonyms are so annoying, my drunken text makes no sense'
In text or SMS messaging, a textonym is a word that is typed using the same sequence of keys on a phone's numeric keypad as another word.
Cow is a textonym of boy and any (typed using 2 6 and 9 on a phone).
Words that are related in their combination of button strokes, usually on a phone's number-pad and with T-9 or similar methods.
For example the number combination 4663 yields: home, gone, and good. Or 63 yields: of and me, these words would be textonyms of each other.
When texting the same numbers comes up with multiple words.
THe most anonying textonym is "go" and "in."
Two or more words that are spelled using the same series of keys in a text message.
"Me" and "of" are both entered using 6-3.
Also "good", "home", "gone", "hood", "hoof", and "goof" are textonyms.
My boyfriend was concerned when I texted him that I was nearly good. I explained that it was a textonym and I meant to say I was nearly home.
Variant/Incorrect spelling of txtonym
How do you spell txtonym
I think it's t-e-x-t-o-n-y-m textonym...