A friend of mine sent me some items from the Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational. They ask their very witty and intelligent readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter – and supply a new definition.
Here are some of the winners!
The act of buying (or building) a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize that it was your money to start with.
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.
The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
It’s when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, and then the Earth explodes and it’s a serious bummer.
The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Thanks, Washington Post!