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Monday, December 28, 2009

Wordplay



I'll talk about Christmas later.  By 10 a.m. the 26th I was back to working, my partner's out of town and left me with a plate brimming over with work.  Sunday and today were no better (at least we got to ride on Sunday), and the rest of the week looks formidable.
Sadly, I failed to stop the auction of a client's house today.  It's not my fault, I know, but I feel bad that I couldn't convince the lienholder to hold off another couple of weeks, at least.  FAIL.
Then I got this in my email and it brightened my day.  I love words, I love our language, and I love a good pun.  Enjoy!
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       Two Lists of Definitions
       For the most enjoyment........read them aloud with a friend.
Don't miss the second list at the bottom.  It is even funnier
.

       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. Here are the winners:

       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. 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 gruelling 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.


       16. 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
worm in the fruit you're eating.

       The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions
to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate
meanings for common words. And 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.


       8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.


       9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who
has been run over by a steamroller.


       10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.


       11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.


       12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by
proctologists.


       13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.


       14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with
yiddishisms


       15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul
flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

       16. Circumvent, n . An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn
by Jewish men.

1 comment:

  1. Great! Now I'll be up all night trying to think up one of my own! :(

    ReplyDelete