Tuesday, May 29, 2007

For you wordsmiths out there

New Mensa Words (received this via an e-mail from a friend)
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 inthe 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 theycome 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.

What my entries would have been, had I known about this beforehand:

Demofrats: guys who join college campus groups that are pushing leftist agendas; but they're just doing it to meet girls.

Lunaticks: media liberals that absolutely get under your skin, i.e. Rosie O'Donnell

2 comments:

Gabrielle Eden said...

Yours are good.

little-cicero said...

Sarchasm is the best- I might actually use that some time!

Of course, any ironic usage of the word would result in sarchasm as others jump to the word's absence in the dictionary as proof of my prevailing stupidity.

I want that word in the dictionary now!