Friday, February 7, 2014

Washington Post's Mensa Invitational - new words


The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked 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 2006 winners:  

  1. Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
  2. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
  3. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
  4. Bozone: 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. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
  6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
  7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
  8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
  9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness. (Don't get this one -splain it to me)
  10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
  11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is, like, sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's, like, a serious bummer.
  12. Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
  13. Glibido: All talk and no action.
  14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
  15. Arachnoleptic fit (n): The frantic dance you perform just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
  16. Beelzebug (n): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
  17. Caterpallor (n): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
  18. And the pick of the literature...Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

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