by francine Hardaway on September 30, 2009

You can take the girl out of the English Department, but you can’t
take the English Department out of the girl. I LOVE words and always
have. This made me LOL.

Here is the Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational which 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 2009 winners:

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

    2. Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

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

        4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

        5. 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.

        6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose
of getting laid.

        7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

        8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
Person who doesn’t get it.

        9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running

        10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra

        11. 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.

        12. Decafalon (n.): The gruelling 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 performed just after
you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

        16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into
your 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.

        The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to
its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings
for common words.  And the winners for 2009 are:

        1. Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

        2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one
has gained.

        3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

        4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

        5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

        6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing
only a nightgown.

        7.  Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

        8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

        9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has
been run over by a steamroller.

        10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

        11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

        12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by

        13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

        14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with

        15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul
flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

        16. Circumvent, n . An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.

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