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danilingua  Identity Verified
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Hi community, I had to share this one







Here is the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational, which 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.


The winners are:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

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

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

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. 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.

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

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

(This one got extra credit.)

12. Karmageddon: It's when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the Earth explodes, and it's a serious bummer.




13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are

good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

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The Washington Post also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers

are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.



The winners are:

1. coffee, n. the person upon whom one coughs.


2. flabbergasted, adj. appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.


3. abdicate, v. to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.


4. esplanade, v. to attempt an explanation while drunk.


5. willy-nilly, adj. impotent.


6. negligent, adj. absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.


7. lymph, v. to walk with a lisp.


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Susanna Garcia  Identity Verified
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new word Oct 4, 2009

Absolutely brilliant

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danilingua  Identity Verified
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:-) Oct 4, 2009

Susanna Garcia wrote:

Absolutely brilliant


so great, I just want to take these words and use them all the time

D


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Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
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... Oct 4, 2009



[Edited at 2009-10-04 13:39 GMT]


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Farzad Akmali  Identity Verified
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:-) Oct 4, 2009

REALLY NICE AND GREAT!

THANKS FOR SHARING!


Farzad


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Michael Barnett
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:-) Oct 4, 2009

Delicious!

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Camille Rosier
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:) Oct 5, 2009

Excellent post!
Thanks for sharing!


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Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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New Word Oct 5, 2009

In another ProZ thread I found a new word so funny that I had to share it here:

consnortium: a group of people who get together to buy cocaine.


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Valérie Catanzaro  Identity Verified
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Thanks for sharing Oct 5, 2009

Really funny!

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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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coffer and coffee Oct 5, 2009

Great!!

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Elizabeth Ardans  Identity Verified
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Great Oct 5, 2009

Very nice, thanks for sharing!

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Thanks for sharing! Oct 6, 2009

Actually Spanish speakers might know the Diccionario Coll by comedian José Luis Coll. He "invented" (at least it was unknown in Spain in 1979) this art of creating new words and explaining them in the most hilarious ways. Very advisable indeed for anyone who has a good knowledge of Spanish.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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An old memory Oct 6, 2009

Many years ago when I was in the RAF, three Wing Commanders arrived, and went round the station carrying out some sort of inspection. We called them "the flush of WCs".

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