Pony Party: NEw RuLeS? no. nEw wOrdS

our very own masslass would really like to do a pony or two every once-in-a-while. but she’s just too damned shy. so i offer this v.v.v. funny list on her behalf.


The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again 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:

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

10. 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. (hahahahahahahahahaha… loved this one)

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

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

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

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

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

And the #1 pick:

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



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    • pfiore8 on May 10, 2008 at 12:08 am

    and what words can you make up?  

  1. fuss at mass until she relents, one of my all time fav tactics.

    Hey mass we need your off kilter razza matazz New Englander self to get over this shyness business!!!!!

    Look at all the wonderful prototypes you have for foolishness.

    Lack of a coherent thought never stopped me from expressing myself!

    Hi P. I keep missing you here. Going to get ready for work soon. Any up dates on the Great Leap Forward to eternal love, happiness and foreign language classes?

  2. Great clip (via Raw Story) for those of us w/o cable:


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

    unfortunately, it only works when written…because its pronounced the same spoken…

    …which will make it one more spectacularly witty joke of mine that only i get..  😉

    im off to ‘jazz under the [clouds]’…was supposed to be stars…i hope the band plays first, so we can cut out during the singing and go dress shopping 😉  she has her ‘finale’ (that’s what they call graduation at the arts school) and the 8th grade semi-formal dance to get outfitted for…and dress barn is having a sale….

  4. … a rubbery rubber.  

    I like wordplay – this is fun!

    Thanks pf8 & masslass!


  5. Who volunteers to drink for me tonight.

  6. age before fractions  

    • 3card on May 10, 2008 at 7:18 am

    The member of the family that no one talks about at the dinner table.  

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