Friday, December 28, 2007

2007 Vocabulary Favorites

The 2007 Washington Post's Mensa Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

The winners are:

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 lucky

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 when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the Earth explodes, and it's 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.


Joe said...

Hahahah! I see your still at it girl! Happy New Year!

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Brenda,
I see you have been busy here. LOL. I've never heard of that before. Those words are just too cute tho. "THANKS" for sharing them with us. Take care my friend and have a great Friday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Whispering Hope said...


I had a #16 today (no spiders though) and my daughter laughed. I stumbled and did a dance. I asked her is she would have laughed if I'd been hurt. Answer "probably". See what I put up with? :)

Have a nice weekend, Ms. Brenda.

Donna said...

All of these are TOO Funny girl!! Where EVER do you find these things?!! LOL Have fun this weekend!

mreddie said...

Good ones - I did chuckle. :) ec

itsboopchile said...

Stole you from Mreddie's blog, but I must know where you live in Arkansas.
I am from No Little Rock, left there 1947. That's right, 60 years ago. I am now 81, be 82 in two weeks.
Still love Arkansas!!
Betty G

itsboopchile said...

Didn't learn where you were from. I have a brother in Oppelo, his children in Morrilton, Conway, and Little Rock. I have an aunt in Benton and friends in Little Rock. Do you live near any of them? Also love the catfish in Conway and all around that area!!!
Wisconsin is cold country. We have been having snow every day, anywhere from 2 to 8 inches a day.
We haven't had this much snow in years. I think Gore's global warming is going to freeze us more that we know!!!!
Happy New Year!!
Betty G