The Washington Post 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. Intaxicaton (n.): Euphoria at getting a tax =
refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start =
2. Reintarnation (n.): Coming back to life as a =
3. Cashtration (v.): The act of buying a house, =
which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period =
4. 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. =
5. Giraffiti (n.): Vandalism spray-painted very, =
6. Sarchasm (n.): The gulf between the author of =
sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
Inoculatte (v.): To take coffee intravenously when you are running =
8. Karmageddon (n.): 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 (n.): 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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"Jesus Knows Me, This I =