An amazing 70% of the language used by people leaving voice mails on mobile phones isn’t in the dictionary, reveals Spinvox, a company that changes mobile phone voice mails in to text.
Clearly this could make changing those voice messages into text quite a challenge. Not only does their system, called D2, have to deal with accents around a county — some of them pretty strong around the British Isles — but also learn about the slang that is used in those regions.
Amazingly SpinVox tell us that they’re learning 150 new words a week.
Follow their research, they’ve turned up a top ten list of those words most frequently used
- docky n. Norfolk. a snack
- blart v. Midlands. to cry
- brammer n. W. Scotland. an outstanding person or thing
- gennell n. N. England. alleyway
- dreckly adv. S. West. immediately
- hoy v. Cumbria. to throw
- hacky adj. Tyneside. dirty
- jangle v. Liverpool. to gossip
- spogs n. Yorks. confectionary
- snappin n. Stoke-on-Trent. food
Given the variety of areas covered, we’ve got absolutely no idea on how you pronounce them, so you’re on your own there!