Saturday, January 21, 2012

Word fun

My sister sent me this funny article. The task was to "to take
any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or
changing one letter and supply a new definition". I especially enjoyed the following:

Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an asshole.

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

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

Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained.

Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent.

I remember long ago finding an almost identical contest in the back pages of a Spectator magazine, only people were to take the name of a book, movie, poem, etc. and alter one letter to create a new work. The one I remember was "Wein Kampf: The inspiring story of Hitler's struggle against alcoholism."


Blogger Ann McCarthy said...

There was one a few years ago:
intaxification: the feeling of elation you get when you realize you're getting a really big tax refund...until you realize it was your money in the first place.

3:18 pm  

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