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August 31, 2007

A Little Friday Humor

You may have seen this around in one of its many versions (I got it as an e-mail), but it still makes me laugh. Good for a Friday...

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 to form 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 (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.      

4. Cashtration (n.): 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: 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.

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

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

13 . Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just
after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

14. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that
gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a
worm in the fruit you're eating.

Got any of your own?

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Comments

Ken

Good stuff, but the attribution can't be correct. The Post doesn't have a feature called "the Mensa Invitational." There is a weekly "Style Invitational" that routinely runs contests like this.

Steve (SBK)

Haha... I found this post really funny.
Couldn't think of anything off the top of my head but here's the "For Better or For Worse" comic (from Friday - what are the chances?)...
http://images.ucomics.com/comics/fb/2007/fb070831.gif

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