Sunday, May 07, 2006

Word Creation Challenge

Put on your thinking caps, dear Reader. Rev up that grey matter in your head and enter the Word Creation Challenge, sponsored by none other than your own Daddy's Roses.

According to a couple of questionable sources the Washington Post hosts an annual contest asking its readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting,or changing only one letter, and then supply a new definition. This contest has been referred to as The Mensa Invitational.

Whether or not this contest actually exists, the activity has potential for porducing a lot of creative and entertaining results. I have printed 10 of my favorites from the 2005 "Winners List."

Read the Word Creations below; and when you stop giggling, get out your dictionary, put on your thinking bonnet, and send me your entries. You can enter by writing your own post and using Mr. Linky at the bottom to link your new word to this challenge, or you can add a comment to this post. Daddy's Roses will then post your new word/definition and link your entry to your blog.

Cashtration (n.): 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.

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.

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

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

Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just
after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

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

Please use Mister Linky below ONLY if you write a post that you want linked to the Word Creation Challenge.


Anonymous said...

new word: Flabulouses- flabby fat with cellulite flucuating feeling fabulously lousy (double negative)
cure: put fat jeans on and feel skinny feel fabulous and dance all day;)....Andrea;)

Anonymous said...

Halftesting: Working out information when you or your parents think you have gone the wrong way.

Anonymous said...

trade-merk (e): The copying of a trade mark and changing it ever so slightly so that it is a little bit different. Then claiming it is origanal