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Eins36
10-12-2004, 13:34
The Washington Post's Style Invitational 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 this year's 2003 winners:



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



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



3. 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.



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



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



6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray painted very, very high.



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



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



9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.



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 grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things 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 grub in the fruit you're eating.



And the pick of the literature:



18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an *******.