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JCEC  Identity Verified
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Each year the Washington Post\'s Style Invitational asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing only one letter and supply a new definition. Here are the 2002 winners:



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



Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.



Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.



Giraffiti: Vandalism painted very, very high.



Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn\'t get it.



Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.



Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.



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



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.



Glibido: All talk and no action.



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



And, the winner of the Washington Post\'s Style Invitational:



Ignoranus: A person who\'s both stupid and an asshole.



John

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Nathalie M. Girard, ALHC  Identity Verified
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Very funny :-) Feb 14, 2003

Thanks for sharing John



Regards,

Nathalie


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Vraiment excellent ! Feb 14, 2003

Faudrait peut-être le faire en français, y en español, ¿no?



Saludos.


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Adriana Esposito  Identity Verified
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I loved it Feb 14, 2003

Thank you )))))))))))

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NancyLynn
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Good one Feb 14, 2003

ET bonne Saint-Valentin à tous et à toutes.

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nimrodtran
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Excellent! Feb 14, 2003

Particularly the last two...



Thank you!



Emilio


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