...Washington Post... Word Play
Each year the Washington Post's Style Invitational asks readersto take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, orchanging one letter and supply a new definition. Here are the 2001 winners:
Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realizeit was your money to start with.
Coming back to life as a hillbilly.[Whut in 'tarnation ur they tawkin' about?]
Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and theperson who doesn't get it.
To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
A degenerate disease. (this one got extra credit)
It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really badvibes, right?And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a seriousbummer.
All talk and no action.
The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come atyou rapidly.
And, the pick of the literature:
A person who's both stupid and an a**hole