Wednesday, September 10, 2008


One of my best friends just sent this over...

In case you missed it. 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 my favs:

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

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

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.

Beelzebug: (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. [ahh! I've had problems with these lately!]

coffee: n. the person upon whom one coughs.

esplanade: v. to attempt an explanation while drunk.

oyster: n. a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

Frisbeetarianism: n. the belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

*thanks Abbey, banana bread coming soon! i promise!
**photo from our wedding, by Hillary Anne Photography