View Full Version : Washington Post's Style Invitational

11-24-2005, 06:22 AM
Each year the Washington Post asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing only one letter and supply a new definition. Here are a few winners:

* 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.
* Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
* Giraffiti: Vandalism 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.
* Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit).
* 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.
* Glibido: All talk and no action.
* Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

And, the winner of the Washington Post's Style Invitational:

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an *******.

11-28-2005, 10:47 AM
cute! :D