Lists of All Kinds

New Words from Washington Post Mensa Readers

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

Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

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

Bozone: 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.

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

Caterpallor: The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

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

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

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

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

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

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.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

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.

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December 15, 2009 - Posted by | Humour

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