Monday, June 06, 2011

Hilarious WORD DEFINITIONS …



Here are some of the winners of this year’s Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational. The readers were asked to pick a word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting or changing ONE letter and then supplying a new definition:

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

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.

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.

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

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. Here are some of them:

Coffee, n. …The person upon whom one coughs.

Flabbergasted, adj. … Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained..

Abdicate, v. … To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Esplanade, v. … To attempt an explanation while drunk..

Willy-nilly, adj. … Impotent.

Pokemon, n. … A Rastafarian proctologist
























7 Comments:

Blogger kenju said...

Reintarnation? I think that happened to me in this life.....lol

5:36 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

You got me laughing on my night shift, and I read out some of these sayings to the staff and they laughed too!

7:56 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

That was fun except it makes me wish I were smarter.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Clever! I love word games.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com said...

Inoculatte is my favorite. It should have been nilly-willy. Dianne

8:12 AM  
Blogger possum said...

I LOVE playing with words. Fun post Ginnie! Thanks for a smile this morning. (actually several smiles!)

5:51 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

LOL on these, especially Pokemon.

4:30 PM  

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