Off topic: new American _ English words! just for fun!
Thread poster: Gordana Podvezanec

Gordana Podvezanec  Identity Verified
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Local time: 13:32
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Dec 21, 2003

> > The Washington Post's Style 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 the 2003 winners:
> > >
> > > 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. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of
> > > getting laid.
> > >
> > > 5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
> > subject
> > > financially impotent for an indefinite period.
> > >
> > > 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. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
> > >
> > > 10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
> > >
> > > 11. 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.
> > >
> > > 12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
> > > consuming
> > > only things that are good for you.
> > >
> > > 13. Glibido: All talk and no action.
> > >
> > > 14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when
> > they
> > > come at you rapidly.
> > >
> > > 15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
> > you've
> > > accidentally walked through a spider web..
> > >
> > > 6. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into
your
> > > bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
> > >
> > > 17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in
> > the
> > > fruit you're eating.
> > >
> > > And the pick of the literature:
> > > 18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.


 

Vesna Zivcic  Identity Verified
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Stara tema Dec 21, 2003

Ovo je već sedmi-osmi put da se isti citati spominju na ProZ-u (probajte search box). Radi se o kolekciji Washington Posta za 2002.


http://www.proz.com/?sp=bb/new&ViewTopic&post=52894#52894


 


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