My mother-in-law’s friend Marie and I exchange emails on a fairly regular basis. I’m always inspired and impressed by Marie’s quick wit and brillant sense of humor, and when I’m older (: P) I hope to be as smart as she is. The latest bit she sent to me was this one about words and their meanings. Enjoy!
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 some of the winners:
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.
Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.
The Post also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.
Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.
Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.Lymph, v.. To walk with a lisp.
Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.
Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.
Do you have a cool word or word change to recommend? Post it below. . . remember this is a family page! 🙂