Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wednesday Selfie ~ Words

Every year, the Washington Post holds a contest in which it invites its readers to take a word from the dictionary, add or subtract a single letter, and come up with a brand new definition.

Here are a few you may enjoy:

Intaxacation – “Euphoria at receiving a tax refund, which lasts until you suddenly realize it was your money to start with.”

Bozone – “The substance surrounding stupid people that prevents bright ideas from penetrating.”

Foreploy – “Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting sex.”

Decafalon – “The grueling event that calls for getting through the day consuming only those things that are good for you.”

Glibido – “All talk and no action.”

Reintarnation – “Coming back to life as a hillbilly.”

The Post also has a yearly contest that calls for its readers to supply alternate definitions for common words.

Coffee –“The person upon whom one coughs.”

Flabbergasted – “Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.”

Circumvent – “An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.”

Abdicate – “To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.”

Negligent – “Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.”

Pokemon – “A Rastafarian proctologist.”

Oyster – “A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.”

Lymph – “To walk with a lisp.”

Do you have any words to add?

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