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The Washington Post’s Style Invitational (2007)

Thanks to Debbie Brand for this gem.

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 (2007).

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 … Read the rest...

New Drugs for Women

This update came from Debbie Brand.

D AM N I T O L: Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full hours.

ST. M O M M A’S W O R T: Plant extract that treats mom’s depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days.

E M P T Y N E S T R O G E N: Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding you of … Read the rest...

Washington Post Word Contest

This list of daffynitions was sent by Debbie Brand. Most of these are quite punny.

Winners of This Year’s Washington Post Word Contest:

1. Coffee (n.), a person who is coughed upon.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly(adj.), impotent

6. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absent-mindedly

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