> The Washington Post Mensa 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: > > 1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you > realize it was your money to start with. > > 2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly. > > 3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stop bright > ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign > of breaking down in the near future. > > 4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the > subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. > > 5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. > > 6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person > who doesn't get it. > > 7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late. > > 8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness. > > 9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.) > > 10.Karmageddon: 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. > > 11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day > consuming only things that are good for you. > > 12. Glibido: All talk and no action. > > 13. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when > they come at you rapidly. > > 14. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after > you've accidentally walked through a spider web. > > 15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your > bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out. > > 16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in > the fruit you're eating. > > And the pick of the literature: > > 17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a$$hole.