Word Fun

A friend of mine sent me this: the Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational, which asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. I found it so amusing I thought I’d repeat it here for my readers. Feel free to add you own in the comments section.

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. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
  3. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
  4. 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.
  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. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
  9. 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.
  10. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you
  11. Glibido: All talk and no action.
  12. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
  13. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.
  14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
  15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

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