Washington Post
Date of Joke: Monday, 17th June, 2013

The Washington Post 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 this year's winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

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

b.. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly

c.. 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.

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

e.. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

h.. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

j.. 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.

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

l.. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

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

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

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


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