Tuesday, February 08, 2011

One of Will and Guy's

Washington Post's Mensa Invitational Challenge - Researched by Alicia Moss

The challenge is to take a word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, deleting, or changing one letter, then supply a new definition.

Euchoria - Pleased when all the chores are done

Paymeant: the cheque is in the post

Obfuscage: to catch by confusing

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

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly

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.

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

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

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

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.

Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off these bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer

Glibido: All talk and no action

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

Inclouded: added in order to obfuscate

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

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


Arkansas Patti said...

Those are so clever and funny. An arachnoleptic fit is something I have had entirely too frequently.

Renie Burghardt said...

I had some inocalatte today! Haha.

I enjoyed these.

It's only 13F by you? Brrr. We had 32F today, but will get down to 14F overnight. I can't take another frigidducolous day!

Keep warm, Patty.

Margaret Cloud said...

Very interesting.