Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For The Wordies: Part I

With credit to my Uncle R for sending this to me, and to Sandra L for sending it to him....ENJOY!

"For all you word-smithees.

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

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

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a$$hole.

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

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. 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.

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

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

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

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

14. Aracnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

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

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating."


Which one of these is your favorite? I'll post Part II tomorrow!

8 comments:

Daryl said...

So funny, I just got this as an email from a another friend.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

#4! It happened to me last year for real at Oyster Fest.
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Brittany said...

I love them all! TOO FUNNY!!!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beezlebug! I live in Beezlebug HELL!

Deltaville Jamie said...

Hilarious! I am partial to the ignoranus since I work with several.

HalfAsstic.com said...

I think I laughed the hardest at Karmageddon. Like, totally like...funny! ;-)

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I love this contest - they run it every year and it seems there is never a shortage of new and clever words that people come up with!

blumensnapdragon said...

Just happened upon your blog when I pressed the NEXT BLOG button and had such a great laugh! thank you for posting as I have not yet heard about the contest. NICE!