Kirk Reiser kirk@braille.uwo.ca
Thu Jun 7 17:39:06 EDT 2001

Word Play

The Washington Post's Style Invitational 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 some recent winners:

Intaxication:  The 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

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.

Osteopornosis:  A degenerate disease. (this one got extra credit)

Karmageddon:  It's like, when everyone is sending off all these really bad
vibes, right?  And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious

Glibido:  All talk and no action.

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

And - the pick of the literature:
Ignoranus:  A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

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