Mensa Vocabulary Additions

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    Talking Mensa Vocabulary Additions

    Here is the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational which 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 last year's winners:

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

    2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an _______.

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

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

    5. 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.

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

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

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

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

    10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

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

    12. 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.

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

    14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

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

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


    My favorites are 4, 8 and 15


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    My favorites are 4, 8 and 15
    Pretty much mine too but - gotta throw in #6 as well
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    I gotta go with 3 & 11.
    You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
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    Pretty funny...
    I like throwing out some of these (appropriate ones) to my Eng. Hon. class students...some laugh immediately, some have to think a while or have it explained by another student and then laugh, and then there are those who will never know a joke has been told...
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    #12 gave me a good chuckle.

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    17 is brilliant! I hate those little guys.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    My favorites are 4, 8 ...
    Got to agree with you, there.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    And who hasn't "done a 16"?


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    My son just bought a new house, I'll bet he's now suffering from "cashtration". I'll have to send them to him.....thanks for posting.
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    When my youngest son was a little tyke, he came up with the word "gription" (grip & traction). I have used it ever since.
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    :) I think I know a few ignoranus's :)
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    Number 5 explains a lot of people...
    noli nothis permittere te terere...

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    I had a Great Grand Nephew that just could not grasp the concept of Great Grand Uncle. He settled on Gruncle, which I have been ever since.
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    I don't understand why #4 would be a bad thing.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    When my youngest son was a little tyke, he came up with the word "gription" (grip & traction). I have used it ever since.
    Gription is part of my vocabulary too. Unfortuatly with a 12 week old son, so is Cashtration.
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