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Mensa's Word Contest

Postby mbx_pdx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:15 pm

Apparently, Mensa International sponsors a contest each year that involves changing a dictionary word by adding, ommitting, or changing a letter, and then giving it a new definition. I got this list of 2005 winners from a friend, so I don't know their original publication [Perhaps the Washington Post?]. They are, however, quite amusing.

Here are this year's {2005} winners:

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

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. 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.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of becoming physically intimate.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

12. 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.

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

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

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

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:07 pm

How about

19. Ommitting (verbal noun). Removing superfluously doubled consonants.

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Postby mbx_pdx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 3:51 pm

:oops:

I shall not correct it, for it shows my beautiful flaws!
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Sep 10, 2005 4:37 pm

Nor did I intend for you to do so - here we all make mistakes, and frequently as well ! I was just trying to get a word in Mensa's Top Twenty !...

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Postby mbx_pdx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:11 pm

It is, indeed, an excellent word. ^_^

Let me think...

20. Corgitate- To have one's thoughts run around in circles and nip at one's ankles like a small, shrilly yapping dog.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Sun Sep 11, 2005 1:27 pm

mbx_pdx wrote:...

20. Corgitate- To have one's thoughts run around in circles and nip at one's ankles like a small, shrilly yapping dog.


Pas mal, mbx_pdx ; I see you're going to enjoy the Agora (and we your contributions) !...

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Postby mbx_pdx » Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:00 pm

M. Henri Day wrote:Pas mal, mbx_pdx ; I see you're going to enjoy the Agora (and we your contributions) !...

Henri


Thank you very much, Henri!

21. Graftitude- [n.] Thankfulness for any addition onto an original entity or idea.
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