Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Have you seen this yet?

These are a few of the winning entries in Washington Post's Mensa Invitational which asked readers to take any word from the dictionary and then alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and then providing a new definition. I laughed outloud to many of them, so I thought you might enjoy them to. Thanks to Silverbox photographers for the smile of the day!

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Unfortunately (or fortunately), I don't have any images to illustrate any of the above definitions, so here is one of Miss S in the reflected glow of a snow covered back yard.


Have a great Wednesday!

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