Fun word game

The Washington Post’s Style Invitational 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 some recent winners:

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

Tatyr: A lecherous Mr. Potato Head.

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

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

Burglesque: A poorly planned break-in. (See: Watergate)

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.

Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

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

Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid & an asshole.

Bet some Dopers could come up with some more!

Auglust - summer horniness
Bedroam - sleepwalking
Carnivol - festival of meat
Diuress - pressure to urinate for drug test
Exclamnation - land of former bivalves
Fnorida - land of conspiracy
Gesturb - annoy someone by giving the finger
Hybraid - cross between French braid and ponytail
Incountinance - mathematical illiteracy
Jellousy - pudding envy
Kitschen - tacky place to cook
Loverwurst - pet name for penis
Migracine - headache remedy
Nastural - organic, yet gross
Oxtometrist - farmer’s vet
Pisstol - like a water gun, but worse
Quarranzine - the magazine for the infectious diseases ward
Roboot - cyborg footwear
Stingmata - wounds inflicted by police
Taxiderby - hat worn by cabbies
Udderwear - cow bra
Vendork - geeky salesman
Waspington - white, upper-middle class suburb of DC
X-racy - skeleton porn
Yesterlay - previous sexual encounter
Zipperv - makes flashing easier

That was fun.

(not really playing by the rules here)
orchasm: climaxing some period of time (perhaps days) after your partner.

I got that email in my daily joke thing a long time ago. My very favourite (and the one most true to my life) was the “sarchasm” (as the purveyor of humour, not the dimwitted recipient, of course.)

Veni, Vidi, Visa … I came, I saw, I bought.

Hey AuntiePam . . .

I used to love the Style Invitational when I lived in Washington, D.C., during my three years of hell (law school).

Can you get the Style Invitational off of the Post’s web site or do you have to subscribe. I would love to start seeing it again.


Misanthrope – it’s on line – no one asked for any money. – then “search” using the words Style Invitational.

(The whole url thingie was too long to attempt reproducing it here.)

Hope that’s what you were looking for.

Sorry about that law school thing.