Fun with Words ~ Word Play Masters Invitational

Reading your post, there are so many humorous writers out there.  This is a challenge for you.  Start putting on your thinking cap and join the fun. 
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 the 2009 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 asshole. 
3.     Intaxication : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. 
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.   Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.) 
11.    Karmageddon : It’s like, when everybody is sending off. 
If you are interested in playing click on this link:  Washington Post Mensa Invitational. 
Feel free to pass this around according to WPMI.  “It’s not ours.  We don’t own it.  We haven’t copyrighted it.  We don’t want to.   We just want to have some fun with words.” 
Thank you, Marti of Just Outside the Box Cartoon. 
Here is my take:
Catapaul – (n) a small cat named Paul. 
What’s yours?
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33 thoughts on “Fun with Words ~ Word Play Masters Invitational

  1. Reblogged this on The Embiggens Project and commented:
    This is my first official “reblog,” but I couldn’t resist. This is, after all, about WORDS (one of my favourite things) and it’s FUNNY (my other favourite thing).

    And, if I had to come up with my own, it would be :
    DUSTBUNION. A foot condition caused by walking in filth.

  2. I make up new words every day, but it’s always because I have trouble with spelling. Many times my French kicks in and I mispronounce so much that people will burst out laughing – which is cool.
    But now I’m keen to learn more about this fun game! Thanks, P! 🙂

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