Thursday, August 11, 2011

Are you a word freak?

If you surf Urban Dictionary (or write its entries) or just love language and the way English never ceases to evolve (or, sadly, devolve) then you'll get a kick out of the neologisms below - and hopefully sprinkle your conversations with them.  Got any of your own to add??


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited 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.. Intaxicaton : 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 grueling 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.


1 comment:

Tony said...

My favorites were Ignoranus and Bozone, both of which could apply to certain politicians...
But osteopornosis was a little too close to the bone, so to speak.