Tuesday, April 19, 2005

mensa material?

some of you may have seen this. it was actually a forward from my mom but i thought it was clever...those crazy mensa kids and the things they do for fun...[shaking head]


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 {2005} winners:

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

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

5. 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.

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

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

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

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

14 people who played with me:

Blogger That Girl said...

Blooger: When Blogger sneezes and fucks up a post. (ok, that was stupid)

4/19/2005 4:34 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

ah the perils of sarchasm. there's nothing like some doe-eyed person responding with, '...really?'

oh wait. that's usually me.

4/19/2005 4:42 PM  
Blogger omar said...

"Foreploy" is my favorite. I would have liked a word other than "lying" to use during my college days (no, not for me - for friends of mine who had to do that :) )

"Intaxication" is more appropriate in my life now though.

4/19/2005 4:48 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Another one from that list: Dopeler effect. How someone can appear intelligent until they open their mouth.

I have one of my own, but it’s a bit low-brow.

4/19/2005 11:11 PM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

let's hear it, andy!

4/20/2005 2:04 AM  
Blogger scribe called steff said...


I'm going to try and remember some of the ones I've made up. Man. I can't remember any right now.

That was fun. I called my email "Dorks with Dictionaries" and sent it to all my friends.

Feel speshul now? :)

come read about elvis, aliens, and murder attempts--all in one posting, before i get sued.

4/20/2005 2:13 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Here it is... because you asked for it. Note: I didn't say it was good.

Cliterature: Classy porn.

Or... articles in porn magazines

Take your pick...

4/20/2005 3:37 AM  
Blogger cadiz12 said...

you're right, i asked for it. and i have to admit i sniggled a little. (breathing out through your nose and shaking your head when something is sort of funny)

4/20/2005 3:59 AM  
Blogger scribe called steff said...

Cliterature! Yeah!

File that under A for Anais Nin.

4/20/2005 10:42 AM  
Blogger quycksilver said...

I know many people who suffer from hipatitis . . . it's quite sad really. I identify heavily with sarchasm since sarcasm is my de fact mode of expression. . . and I love the dopeler effect.
Great stuff.

4/20/2005 5:53 PM  
Blogger pentopaper said...

email me laurenreese2002@yahoo.com and I tell you about my job in politics.

4/21/2005 3:00 PM  
Blogger Lunatic said...

I'm a fucking Mensa member. You got a problem with that?

4/21/2005 9:44 PM  
Blogger Gloria Glo said...

I guess I'm the last person in America to read these - found them hilarious.

I am going to a skeptic conference this month with my near genius brother. So tempted to sit in the back and be a skeptic about the intelligent skeptical banter.

4/22/2005 5:25 PM  
Blogger KelBel said...

Never seen these before and they're awesome!

4/22/2005 6:59 PM  

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