Phraseology


Portmanteau

adoptaword - 'Such Tweet Sorrow' Shakespeare's R & J on Twitter!? Follow @JulietCap16 and @Mercuteio

portmanteaufied - Choodles — chewy noodles; "The choodles we had at the thai restaurant were incredibly tasty."

portmanteaufied - Slatte — soy latte; "I need my morning slatte to really start the day."

onWords - Have an ostrobogulous Christmas!

onWords - The house is quiescent. I shall quash the quiet and create heavy bouleversement without abeyance. #lookitup

funny_words - Mobilatte: Coffee to go | Fun Words - A Place For Funny Words http://ff.im/-8hZXT AND Artifacial: The beauty industry | Fun Words - A Place For Funny Words http://ff.im/-8hZVF

funny_words - Freedoom: Current government behavior | Fun Words - A Place For Funny Words http://ff.im/-8hZPj

huevera - If a Trojan cow had been used to stealthily get out of Troy instead of in, I guess it could have been a dairy escape.

huevera - What a Wikipedia volunteer from the New England area might say: "Editing all these articles is wikitedious."

Phonetic Respellins

PyramidArchitec #ifyoucant get any play cuz no1 is feeling you... then maybe its time to switch your #Swag up asap
10:32 AM Apr 13th via web

Molly23 @wilw Wookin' pa nub in all da wong paces... Wookin' pa nub.

wilw Unce ... tice ... Fee times a madaaaaay...
6:54 PM Apr 19th via UberTwitter

sinbadbad - okay i am gone for real reall bye bye

1000wordsmag- @retorta @luissantos @n_engelhardt @dariushimes @wayneford Thanks for RTing the Vince Aletti quote. Leetspeak: omg, lol, vfunny, thnx, txt, f2f, xmas, bday

Charactonyms


GeeksofDoom
DoctorOw
Xenolaith
SarahPalinUSA
Spricey
Bloggerheads
Superkiy
BeauBodOr
PressSec
Burritojustice


Rhetorical Situation Observations and Tentative Hypothesis


it seems that most of these are, as we suspected, from "wordies," people who have time on their hands to play with words. They seem to be creating their own exigence and creating new words (or new ways to use words) for fun, to get attention, to amuse themselves and others.

are they being original? or merely reposting content they've come across?
does that matter?

what are they persuading their audience of?
how does the audience "choosing" to follow (the rhetorical situation of twitter - Sagolla talks about this: pull, rather than push type - readers are lured in, and choose whom they will follow) the rhetors make a difference? yes.

are these words coined just out of boredom, desire for self-amusement, or are they trying to persuade people to follow the tweeters? and persuade people that these people/rhetors are smart, witty, clever...?

is Twitter private or public - a private or public audience? and how does the rhetor determine this, because it could be either...and you can't necessarily limit your writing to just one...

Sagolla enourages multiple accounts and that allows for some of the more creative charactonyms and the different kinds of posts from different accounts, ex. would not expect to see a family update from sarahpalinUSA; do not expect to see political controversy from Burritojustice

Phonetic respellings are prevalent in people trying to represent the way they speak more accurately. There was a surprisingly small amount of leespeak used in Twitter

Sagolla Notes Chapters 1-10

- Stay in present: keep tweets short, value time.
-3 Principles: describe, simplify, and avoid

"We use this short format the way we want to use it, not necessarily the way it was designed to be used." - p.5

Chapter 1:

"Being mobile and in the moment" are "at the center of the short form." -p.8

"Above all, your message must describe something: a thought, an idea, a moment, a subject" -p.12

So twitter messages of only neologisms like portmanteaus do not folow this, and as a result, are less interesting to audiences (they usually have low following?) because there is little opportunity for the readers to respond to the "message" that isn't exactly a message but more of a definition?

Chapter 2:

"The language you choose both defines and limits your audience." - p.14
"Each new word unlocks access to a different nook of readers."

Neologisms do this - they unlock new words and new interest? Sagolla also suggests limiting to one sentence or thought - in this case, the "focus" of the wordies is good? It also goes along with Sagolla's later suggestion that Twitter users should create more than one user account and use each one to focus on separate aspects.

"Decide for yourself who you want your audience to be, and don't settle for anyone else lowering your standards." -p. 28

Some of these users, like Portmanteauified, who post ONLY tweets relating to neologisms, seem to be doing this. This possibly creates and destroys identification. It creates identification by offering very focused areas which other users can identify with if and only IF they already like new creative words or word usages, but it also destroys any chance of drawing other users in by using other things in addition to the focused neologisms.
Other users, like PyramidArchetic, Wilw, and Molly23, do a better job of incorporating new words/phonetic respellings INTO their tweets, broadening both their "new words" meaning/impact AND their messages' context and appeal to broad groups of users. ??? :)

How is "voice" created?
-Through the individual's unique inventions, possibly their user names. Ethos? Profile Pics? Bio? Location? Creativity?
Amount of tweets? Personal life info? or just professional info? depends on the user's purpose?

Repeat

Do they link, retweet, connect with others? - p.51
Most of the users I found didn't. Most of the ones Melissa found did?

Chapter 7:

"Your mark begins with your username."
Wants to create ethos and functionability - concision of user name necessary to encourage reTweetability, Sagolla says that names should have and display:
-uniqueness
-distinctive
-personality
This definitely echos the idea of ethos. If we trust the user, we'll want to read their tweets. If they grab our attention, we'll want to read their tweets. If they are unique, they'll stand out, and we'll remember them.

Phonetic respellings are not really used for emphasis and create a "mark" or lasting impression. Like the example in the test, "It's aunn!" it creates personality, uniqueness, grabs attention, shows style or it just allows identification with a certain (sometimes established) group of other users? gives a sense of identity? ...

Chapter 8:

Sagolla says to forget about the reader - write for yourself and achieve "flow."
Many of the users we studied did this, they posted a LOT with little response. Seems like they were doing it for their own enjoyment because they got such little feedback. At the same time, however, does that indicate that they aren't "dialed in" or having "flow"? I am not sure it does.

Chapter 9:

A word changes its meaning when it is linked - p. 71.
What about when it is linked to another word as in latte and soy to create slatte?
Do any of our projects link to outside words?

Presentation Outline

Charactonyms - user names, give users a chance to establish ethos, used in conjunction with profile image and bio/location, can be unique, gives personality - ch.7

Phonetic respellings - used mainly for creating/maintaining identity or user entertainment. Goofiness. We didn't encounter too many used for emphasis like Sagolla suggested.

Portmanteaus - almost all the ones we encountered were isolated in tweets of accounts focusing solely on creating new words or punning on existing ones. This idea of focus seemed to echo Sagolla's idea of using multiple accounts on Twitter, taking advantage of the "pull" versus "push" idea for attracting Twitter users. Followers "follow" what they are already interested in.

Exigence:
creating their own, usually focused accounts that center around creating new words or creative ways to present entertaining or humorous ideas.
Audience.> author's method: Twitter was slightly problematic because it is both public yet private. Determining one's audience is difficult - do you write for yourself, your followers, or anyone who happens accross your site?
You want to pull people in, but you also are limited in that if you focus only on your interests, witty new words, you appeal onyl to a limited audience. identification?

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