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Old 02-12-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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The Washington Post apparently has a regular competition for new words, and some of them are so terrific I thought I'd share them.

Here are a few:

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

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

Glibido: All talk and no action.


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Old 02-13-2008, 01:21 AM
 
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The Washington Post apparently has a regular competition for new words, and some of them are so terrific I thought I'd share them.

Here are a few:

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

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

Glibido: All talk and no action.


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That contest has been around for quite awhile. The rule is that the new word is supposed to be created from an existing word, by adding or subracting one letter. Too rarified for my brain, but I always enjoy the winners and runners-up. It's almost as good as the Darwin Awards.
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Originally Posted by ontheroad View Post
The Washington Post apparently has a regular competition for new words, and some of them are so terrific I thought I'd share them.

Here are a few:

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

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

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

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

Glibido: All talk and no action.


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These are wonderful , and actually quite witty !
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Love em!

Wish I were that witty. . .
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:20 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Eargasm instead of orgasm, since the brain is the largest sexual organ.
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