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03/07/11 Grif.Net – New Words in the English Language

03/07/11 Grif.Net – New Words in the English Language

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
bummer.

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.

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Dr Bob Griffin
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