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Mensa Tweeks the Dictionary

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New Words
          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.
          Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered.  Some are terrifically innovative.  This would be a great party game - maybe.  (Are we up to this?)

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, who 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.  (?) I don't get it.
9.   *Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.  (This one got extra credit.***) 10.  Karmageddon:  It's like, when everybody is sending of 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.  Glibido: All talk and no action.
13.  Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
14.  Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
15.  Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.


-original author unknown, received via e-mail

Jean Doyle
RE/MAX House Values - Mount Arlington, NJ
Morris and Sussex NJ Real Estate
Thanks for the laugh. Great way to start the week.
Aug 20, 2007 02:27 AM
Mike Fotiou
First Place Realty - Calgary, AB
Calgary & Area Real Estate

Veal Estate - property early in its market life.

gah.  That's horrible.  It's harder doing than I thought! lol

Those mentioned above are really creative!  

Aug 20, 2007 03:11 AM
Joe Manausa - Tallahassee, FL
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate
Good post Brian. This and the annual Darwin Awards always makes me laugh when I see it come around.
Sep 11, 2007 09:12 PM
Matthew Rosov
Amerisave Mortgage Corporation - Laurel, MD
Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Very appropo.  I'm sure we have all seen these one way or another in our career.
Sep 16, 2007 12:26 AM
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
Oooh, Brian. Let me think on this a little bit. Ok?
Sep 21, 2007 04:58 PM
Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Mortivation - the act of being mortified at your motivation to sell!!!

Ok, I tried.  Funny post...

When is chapter 2 coming out???

Sep 24, 2007 12:06 PM
Jeffrey Malburg
RE/MAX Acclaim - Roseville, MI
Creative, I've been sitting here trying to think of one but I'm drawing a blank! Oh well, it's still very creative!
Sep 25, 2007 05:29 AM
National Security Delaware Security Systems Free
Home and Business Alarms, Camera Systems 24 Hour Monitoring - Wilmington, DE

Thats some funny stuff Brian I like this one the best Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

Jul 04, 2010 05:33 PM