Sunday, October 02, 2005

Something fun! Mensa Word Contest 2005

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers
to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,
subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new
definition.



Here are this year's {2005} winners:



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



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, 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.



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.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Those are great! I especially like ignoranus. :)

Sedie said...

Those are fun!

Cheryl said...

Love those!