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    The Washington Post's Style 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 winners. Read them
    carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one
    letter altered to form a real word. Some are terrifically

    Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you
    realize it was your money to start with.

    Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

    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.

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

    Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

    To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

    Terminal coolness.

    A degenerate disease (This one got extra credit.)

    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.

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

    All talk and no action.

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

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

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

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

    And the pick of the lot:

    Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.
    Last edited by ManInTheMiddle; 02-10-2006, 08:24 AM.
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