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    The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, 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: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

    3. Intaxicaton: 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 getting laid.

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

    The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

    And the winners are:

    1. Coffee, n.. The person upon whom one coughs.

    2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

    3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

    4. Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

    5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

    6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing

    only a nightgown.

    7. Lymph, v.. To walk with a lisp.

    8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

    9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has

    been run over by a steamroller.

    10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

    11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam.

    12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

    13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

    14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

    15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

    Lee B.
    DFW area, Texas, USA

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    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up.

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    Re: Your daily dose of education

    What a hoot! Thanks for passing these on - I can't stop laughing!!


    • #3
      Re: Your daily dose of education

      There sure are some goodens..
      The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

      My Build.



      • #4
        Re: Your daily dose of education

        A new young monk arrives at the monastery and as with all new monks he is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

        He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from
        the original manuscript.

        So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that
        if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be
        picked up.

        In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

        The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries,
        but you make a good point, my son." So, he goes down into the dark caves
        underneath the monastery where the original manuscript is held as archives
        in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.

        Hours go by and nobody sees the old abbot.

        So, the young monk gets worried and goes downstairs to look for him.

        He sees him banging his head against the wall, and wailing,
        "We forgot the "R"!
        "We forgot the "R"!
        "We forgot the "R"!
        "We forgot the "R"!

        His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The
        young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?" With a choking voice,
        the old abbot replies,

        "The word is celebRate!"
        "The word is celebRate!"
        "The word is celebRate!"
        "The word is celebRate!"