NEW WORDS AND DEFINITIONS 2004
Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers
to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,
or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.
Here are 2004's winners:
Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone unfortunately, shows
little sign of breaking down in the near future.
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the
subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
person who doesn't get it.
Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are
Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.
Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra
Karmageddon (n): It's like, when everybody is sending off all
really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and
like, a serious bummer.
Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day
consuming only things that are good for you.
Glibido (v): All talk and no action.
Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem
when they come very quickly.
Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after
accidentally walked through a spider web.
Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into
bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub
fruit you're eating.
Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the
of getting laid.
And the pick of the literature:
Ignoranus (n): A person who's both stupid and an asshole.