Thursday, June 8, 2006

New words

I saw this and copied and pasted most of it. I am not too proud to confess to such an appalling crime.

ANNUAL NEOLOGISM CONTEST. Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings forcommon words.


1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
5. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
7. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
10. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
11. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
12. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted byproctologists.
13. Pokemon (n), a Rastafarian proctologist.
14. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief that when you die your Soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

MORE: The Washington Post's Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

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.

Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

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

Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease.

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

Dopeler effect (n): 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.

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

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

Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.


Some of them make me laugh aloud heartily, some make me titter gently and some of them are a bit too complex for my simple mind. I may ask one of my many (2) academic acquaintances to explain these to me.

5 comments:

SpectralCentroid said...

Heh heh. Good shit. Some real gems there.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

My favourites are frisbeetarianism and flatulence. I wish I could think of some myself.

Asvajit said...

how about a workaholic...
someone addicted to workahol.

Rhythmic Diaspora said...

asvajit - you're thinking along the right lines, only marred by the fact that there is no such thing as a workahol! Please feel free to submit another entry, just bear in mind that fact that you will be eliminated after 2 more incorrect attempts.
In that event, you can easily re register simply by arriving at my office accompanied by a suitcase full of cash (sterling), and a Lotus Elise, registered in my name.

Vindi said...

Good stuff...