Urban Word Wednesday: Typerventilating

Welcome to Urban Word Wednesday! New words, phrases, and sayings I am learning (and using in my day-to-day life) brought to you by ME…and the Urban Dictionary. You are gonna love these!

Typerventilating: sending messages through instant messaging in rapidly sequential intervals.

Examples Of Use:

If y’all follow me on Facebook (and if you don’t yet…wasssup???) you know hubby and I had a little date night last Thursday night.

Well, to ensure we actually saw the movie and got good seats, we went to an older theatre about 30 minutes away and went an hour+ early. Yeah…we…along with about a hundred+ people…had some time to kill. I got jiggy with my Blackberry.

Hubby: who are you blackberrying with? You are binging and pinging like a rockstar.

Me: you know how it is…I posted the pic of the beautiful bauble you spoiled me with *pauses to admire the sparkle* and now the peeps want the deets???

Hubby: good lord…you are practically typerventilating…aren’t your fingers cramping?

Me: I have 6 conversations on the go at once…no time for cramping! 

Hubby: 6 conversations?!?! I have no idea how you keep it all straight. Only in my dreams could I type that fast…on a regular keyboard let alone my phone…

Me: what can I say…my fans need to know…and I can’t let a fan down…

Hubby: you are a true star….

Me: fabulous…then could you be a peach and run and get me some popcorn…I just got another text and need to give the deets…can’t let a fan down, now can I?!?! 

Hubby: I’d love to…typerventilate away…but when the movie starts and into the night know that your fans will need to wait cause you are mine!

Me: ohhhh…I love it when you get all BRUTE on me…hell yes!! One last message and I am yours…

Ever have some gossip so juicy that you start typerventilating as you relay it to a friend? Or maybe someone ticked you off so badly you just had to typerventilate the story to someone? Come on…share the wealth…

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  1. Typerventilating – I do that quite a bit. Nice pic 🙂

  2. When I do, it tends to go horribly wrong. Even with spell check bad things happened so decided to go spellcheckless. So far, its not much better. LOL!

  3. prudencemacleod says:

    Sounds like you had fun. I’ve seen folks like you, the ones with four thumbs on each hand. I always stop and admire as they typerventilate. I love to watch a champion in action. 🙂

  4. I definitely do this one a lot! That ring is beautiful!

  5. Congratulations on 8 years! Baubles are always good. I love to typerventilate, too! (Cool word!) It is one of the few times I go crazy and forget to proofread–not pretty. You have a very smart man–sounds like a keeper. 😀

    • Thank you Diana. Yes, hubby is definitely a keeper!!!

      Another typerventilating sister. I love it. I have sent some pretty crazy spellcheck-be-damnned messages myself. It’s half the fun I think. 🙂

  6. Typerventilating! That’s awesome. Totally, we have to get the info out to our fans ASAP before the news channels pick it up and it’s old news. Duh!

    Your hubby is absolutely the best. Not only am I still dazed by the gorgeous ring he gave you, but he went to see Breaking Dawn with you! What a guy. I hope you spoiled him rotten later ~ without the phone anywhere near you. 🙂

  7. Natalie, this past week, I’ve been Typerventilating of a different kind. Panick attacks are rolling through me in waves as I outline my next novel. The story is too big for little old me. I’m not yet writer enough to do the story justice.

    Separate note, my DH’s dirty little secret is that he’s hooked on Twilight, too. Congrats on the anniversary!

    • Oh Sherry…funny how we typerventilate at the best of times and during our greatest challenges.

      This is how I figure it. If the story came to you…it’s because it knows you are JUST the writer to tell it. You will do it justice. You know no other way, my friend. Breath. Relax. Trust. Write. 🙂

      NO WAY….Love it…another man who’s hooked as well. This is fabulous news. 🙂

      Thanks for the congrats…MUAH! Now go write that story! 🙂

  8. That ring is gorgeous! Props to your hubs!

  9. Luv these posts Natalie

  10. Raani York says:

    Oooooooohhhhhh – how beautiful, that ring! – And: you really are lucky with your husband, aren’t you? If I hadn’t someone loving me and to love back, I’d be jealous! *grin*

    And: I love that post like all of yours!!! 🙂

  11. Love the ring! I believe I follow you on Facebook, but here’s the thing . . . I rarely visit Facebook. So I get my information a little late and usually from some other source. Like this blog.

    I’m sort of a typerventilator myself, but only because I can type really really really reallly really really fast.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Girl, I hear you on Facebook. I am not on watching the stream cruising by that much myself so I often miss the big news. Hubby however is like a Facebook Guru King so he usually screams out the news and gossip for me to check out. LOL!!

      Love it. A natural typerventilator. BAM! What can ya say…when you are good, you are good! 🙂

  12. Ring is gorgeous, as soon as I’m done here I’m following you on facebook!

    Alas, I have a stoopid (it’s so stupid, it needs two “o”s) phone, no keyboard. But I can relate to typerventilating while getting all excited whie writing.

  13. Now here’s a urban word I will definitely put to good use! Note to Scott … you are setting the bar high for the rest of our husbands and don’t think we haven’t been giving them the details of your anniversary lovefest! Very nice!

  14. Hubby AKA Natsman says:

    Typerventilating is a common sight in our household/relationship!
    Sometimes the thumbs move so fast – they remind me of the Matrix…just a blur!
    I’m convinced the next round of evolution will include muscle bound thumb jockeys…mammals without opposing thumbs don’t know what they are missing!

    Who could have guessed that ‘thanguage’ (portmanteau: Thumb + Language) would be an effective method of communication?

  15. Awesome. Although I’d think that typerventilating would evoke hesitation and panic rather than extreme productivity. Cool either way–I’m a lover of proper usage.


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