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Mensa Invitational

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 {2005} winners:

1. Intaxication:

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

2. Reintarnation:

Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.):

The substance surrounding stupid people that stop bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy:

Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.):

The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti:

Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

7. Sarchasm:

The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't Get it.

8. Inoculatte:

To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

9. Hipatitis:

Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis:

A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. 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.

12. Decafalon (n.):

The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido:

All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect:

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

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.):

The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.):

Satan, in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.):

The colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus:

A person who's both stupid and an arsehole.

(This one most be a terminal illness coz there's heaps of these here at work :lol: )

Cheers :lol:

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