Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Old Words, New Meanings

I found this on Cheryl Snell's blog and had to share--


The Washington Post's winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers were asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.--

1. coffee, n. the person upon whom one coughs.

2. flabbergasted, adj. appalled by discovering how much weight one has 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. absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only anightgown.

7. lymph, v. to walk with a lisp.

8. gargoyle, n. olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. flatulence, n. emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. balderdash, n. a rapidly receding hairline.

11. testicle, n. a humorous question on an exam.

12. rectitude, n. the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. pokemon, n. a Rastafarian proctologist.

14. oyster, n. a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms.

15. Frisbeetarianism, n. the belief that, after death, the soul flies uponto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. circumvent, n. an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

3 comments:

Valerie Loveland said...

I like flabbergasted best.

Glad you are feeling better.

Cheryl said...

Cute list, isn't it? Happy it gave you a little lift.

newzoopoet said...

Hi Kelli-
Thanks for the visit and for sharing in my news! I love the name of your blog, btw. :)
Angela

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