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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wordage: Arachnoleptic Fit (n) The Frantic Dance Performed Just After You've Accidentally Walked Through A Spider Web...

Every once in awhile, I pull out some of my favorite funnies and have a good laugh.  This is one of them:

The Washington Post published a Style Invitational (aka The Mensa Invitational) where readers were asked to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing letters, and supply a new definition. Here are the winners:

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

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

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

4.***  Omitted due to possible offense, which is not my intention.***

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

7. Giraffiti (n.): Vandalism spray-painted very,very high.

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

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

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

11. Karmageddon (n.): 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 gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido (n.): All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect (n.): 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 two or three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.


Mari said...

These are so funny! My favorite is #8, as I can be sarcastic at times, and I hate when it's taken the wrong way!

Chatty Crone said...

Some people have such witty minds.


GutsyWriter said...

I like #6 and # 13. Very funny how people come up with this.

Donna B said...

I cracked up with #15 because the "frantic dance" is exactly what I do!! I'm glad you all enjoyed them. I find it fun to see which words are favorites with others...stay tuned, I have the Second Batch tomorrow....

DJan said...

Oh, I LOVE wordplay! Thanks for sharing these, they are truly funny and creative. Lots of smiles on my face now.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

I can totally relate to #15. People around get a free show when that happens.

too funny!

gayle said...

So funny!