Word Plays

This comes to us via my dear friend Rich Burns, who is always sending me witty and thought-provoking information to entertain and enlighten me:

Pithy selected winners from the Washington Post’s “Mensa Invitational,” which asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and then create a new definition:

Cashtration (n.):  The act of buying (or building) a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

Intaxication:  Euphoria at getting a tx refund, which lasts until you realize that it was your money to start with.

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.

Hipatitis:  Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis:  A degenerate disease (This one got extra credit)

Karmageddon:  It’s when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the earth explodes and it’s a serious bummer.

Decafalon (n):  The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

Glibido:  All talk and no action.

Dopeler Effect:  The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Just think of all the witty word ploys out there — amazing.  Bravo Rich! Write on!





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