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:
Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize
it was your money to start with.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject
financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
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.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who
doesn’t get it.
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
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
Decafalon (n.): 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.
Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve
accidentally walked through a spider web.
Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom
at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the
fruit you’re eating.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”