A Little Friday Humor
|by Catherine Larson|
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.