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New English words and definitions...fun!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:50 am
by geally
I received these as an email....they are great!

Hi everyone, this is funny:

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. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:
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. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
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 then, 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. Arachnoleptic 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.
And the pick of the lot:
Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:07 pm
by Birdy

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:24 pm
by geally

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:14 pm
by Whippet

PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:31 am
by AnnieRose
'Sachasm' - I don't know. Often I think the gulf between the believed wit of he with the sarcasm, and the actual level of wit, is greater ...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:11 am
by Dolly Shiva