Thread: A Laugh A Day
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Old 2009-01-30, 14:12   Link #3524
Ebichuman
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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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 this year's winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered from a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
3. Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people, which stop bright ideas from penetrating. The Bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
4. Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who
doesn't get it.
7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
10. Karmageddon: its 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.
11. Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
12. Glibido: All talk and no action
13. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they
come at you rapidly.
14. Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've
accidentally walked through a spider web.
15. Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your
bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out .
16. Caterpallor: The color you turn after finding half a worm in the
fruit you're eating.

And, the pick of the lot...

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
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