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A play on words

Shamrock
May 3rd, 2005, 09:21 PM
This may not be to everyone's liking as humour, but I found it really amusing and creative. I even tried to think of a word myself - I love word puzzles - but guess I'm not that clever,came up empty. ;)
One or two are slightly racy - I hope not "too" much so...
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The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are this year's winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with

2 Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting "lucky"

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6 Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes,right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole

Prin
May 3rd, 2005, 11:59 PM
lol I love the Beelzebug and the Foreploy... :)

BEAR_NZ
May 8th, 2005, 04:49 PM
Thank you so much! i needed a laugh, isn't twisting the meaning of words so great???cleaver really.

glasslass
May 9th, 2005, 06:48 AM
Those are great! Can't pick a favorite - keep changing my mind as I read the next one! :D