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02-01-2002, 09:13 PM
There'll be a definition test next Friday;)

>>Each year the Washington Post's Style Invitational asks readers to
>> take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting,
>> one letter and supply a new definition.
>> Here are the 2001 winners:
>> Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until
>> 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 spray-painted very, very high.
>> Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
>> who doesn't get it.
>> Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running
>> Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
>> Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (this one got extra credit)
>> Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these
>> 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
>> come at you rapidly.
>> And, the pick of the literature:
>> Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.