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A play on words

May 3rd, 2005, 08:21 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...

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

May 3rd, 2005, 10:59 PM
lol I love the Beelzebug and the Foreploy... :)

May 8th, 2005, 03:49 PM
Thank you so much! i needed a laugh, isn't twisting the meaning of words so great???cleaver really.

May 9th, 2005, 05:48 AM
Those are great! Can't pick a favorite - keep changing my mind as I read the next one! :D