Hey everybody, it‚Äôs Fun Friday! ¬†
From the tremendous success of our Labor Day Sale, Carnival of Savings and this past week‚Äôs Back to School Giveaway Sale, we have been quite busy here creating new and happy Tyent customers.¬†
However, with a fast-paced week behind us, it‚Äôs time to catch our breath and let up just a touch and get ready for the weekend.
Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy words.¬† I have affection and an affinity for puns, plays on words, twists, etc.¬† Clich√©s not so much.¬† In fact, I avoid clich√©s like the plague.
Therefore, for this Friday I thought it would be fun, to have some fun, with words.
If you don‚Äôt know this one already it‚Äôs an interesting word and is the perfect lead-in to today‚Äôs blog.
Ne-ol-o-gism n, a newly coined word or expression, new term, phrase, coinage;
¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The coinage or use of new words
The Washington Post for years has run word contests of various kinds and their Neologism contest draws the best wordsmiths from around the globe.
I found the results of the 2010 contest in my files and thought it would be fun to post some of them for your enjoyment.
In this instance, people were asked to come up with a different definition of a common word.
Here are the results.
¬†Coffee n¬† the person upon whom one coughs.
¬†Flabbergasted adj. appalled over how much weight you have gained.
¬†Abdicate v¬† to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
¬†Esplanade v¬† to attempt an explanation while drunk.
¬†Lymph v¬† to walk with a lisp.
¬†Gargoyle n olive-flavored mouthwash.
¬†Flatulence n emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
¬†Balderdash n a rapidly receding hairline.
¬†Oyster n a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.
¬†Frisbeetarianism n ¬†(back by popular demand): The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
The Washington Post’s Style Invitational also asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, then supply a new definition. Here are the winners:
¬†Bozone¬† n ¬†The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas 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.
¬†Giraffiti ¬†n ¬†Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
¬†Sarchasm n ¬†The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
¬†Inoculatte v To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
¬†Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.
¬†Karmageddon ¬†n¬† its 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.
Glibido v ¬†All talk and no action.
¬†Dopeler effect¬† n¬† 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 grub in the fruit you’re eating.
I hope this provided you with a few laughs and I wish you a nice weekend and a very happy Fun Friday!
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