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Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 13:10:37 -0500
From: Disconnected North
Subject: BLAGUES-L: New English Words

FROM: Melanie Couture
DATE:   Mon, 27 May 2002 04:43:57 +0000

Subject: Defernitions: worth waiting for...

The Washington Post's Style invitational 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 some recent winners:

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

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

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: 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.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

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.

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

Glibido: All talk and no action.

Dopeler effect: 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 3 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.

And the pick of the literature:

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

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