Sunday, September 19, 2010

Werds- welcome back

The Washington Post again teamed up with Mensa to publish readers' submissions of words to which one letter was added, subtracted, or replaced and the resulting definitions.
 Here are my top ten:
10. Cashtration- The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
9. Intaxicaton- Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
8. Reintarnation- Coming back to life as a  hillbilly.
7. Bozone- 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. Giraffiti- Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
5. Testickle- A humorous question on an exam.
4. 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.
3. Dopeler Effect- The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

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

1. Beelzebug- Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out (in my humble opinion, any mosquito fits the title).


  1. Don't be afraid to disclose your identity. No one will judge you, right?