Fun With Language – Creating new words

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Fun with words
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These words come from The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational where readers were asked to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply its new definition. Here are a few that are quite appropriate to our times or hopefully, will get a chuckle:

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

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

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

Osteopornosis:  A degenerate disease.

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

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

Caterpallor:  The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

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