new word (perhaps it is already in use).
textabating is when you reach with both hands under the table as to service your… phone, with the illusion that this self stimulating lap moment of self edification is private and goes unnoticed. textabating in public is always noticed and considered somewhat rude and self serving. will I get credit for the creation through hybridization the term textabating. I hope so. never textabate in class. never textabate at the dinner table. etc it is rude to virtually stimulate yourself in the presences of actual human companions.
ninety nine percent of us that know how to text, have done it. the other one percent are liars.0