A recent Mensa Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supplying a new definition. Here are the 2008 winners:
Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts till you realise it was your money to start with.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
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.
Cashtration (.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very high.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesnt get it.
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
Karmageddon: Its like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and its like, a serious bummer.
Decafalon (.): The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
Glibido: All talk and no action.
Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Arachnoleptic fit (.): The frantic dance performed just after youve accidentally walked through a spider web.
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 colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit youre eating.
And, the pick of the lot...
Ignoranus: A person whos both stupid and an asshole.
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