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Mensa's New Words for 2005 (humor)
e-mail to PA Times | 9/12/05 | unknown

Posted on 09/12/2005 3:49:22 PM PDT by pissant

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing of one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the 2005 winners:

1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. 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.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

11. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

12. 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.

13. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

14. Glibido: All talk and no action.

15. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

16. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

17. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

18. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: ancientpost; doasearch; mensa; mensapissant; wapo
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I'll add:

Veggie: For women, a wedgie on the opposite side.

1 posted on 09/12/2005 3:49:26 PM PDT by pissant
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To: AnOldCowhand; Allegra; BerthaDee; Conspiracy Guy; Clemenza; cyborg; Dashing Dasher; Deaf Smith; ...
FF (Favorite FReeper) ping...

I'm sure some of you can add to this list...

}^)
2 posted on 09/12/2005 3:53:02 PM PDT by The SISU kid (Politicians are like Slinkies. Good for nothing. But you smile when you push them down the stairs)
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To: pissant

That's tagline material.


3 posted on 09/12/2005 3:53:24 PM PDT by bad company ( Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: The SISU kid
Worst Playboy issue ever: "Women of Mensa."

Kinda disappointing, as I have met some hotties at Mensa meetings, although it remains a heavily male environment.

4 posted on 09/12/2005 3:55:07 PM PDT by Clemenza (What's Puzzling You is Just the Nature of My Game)
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To: The SISU kid; Clemenza

We shoulda figured a guy with a name like Clemenza would have faked his way into Mensa meetings! ;o)


5 posted on 09/12/2005 3:57:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: bad company

My wife thought of it!


6 posted on 09/12/2005 3:58:21 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Clemenza

I've been to one Mensa meeting since 1982 when I joined .. haven't been back. I hear that Asilomar was "fun" though


7 posted on 09/12/2005 3:58:58 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Proud member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 1972-1973)
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To: bad company
That's tagline material.

Damn straight!

8 posted on 09/12/2005 4:00:42 PM PDT by ctlpdad (Veggie: For women, a wedgie on the opposite side.)
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To: The SISU kid
This is the perfect word for FR: Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
9 posted on 09/12/2005 4:03:16 PM PDT by ctlpdad (Veggie: For women, a wedgie on the opposite side.)
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To: pissant
My wife thought of it!

I don't believe it.;-)

10 posted on 09/12/2005 4:06:45 PM PDT by bad company ( Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: The SISU kid

ROFL, this is hilarious!


11 posted on 09/12/2005 4:08:36 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: pissant

LOL bump


12 posted on 09/12/2005 4:13:02 PM PDT by apackof2 (Never underestimate the power of a fuzzy friend!)
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To: pissant

Arachnoleptic fit That was changing more than one letter.


13 posted on 09/12/2005 4:13:15 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Mmmmmmm! Mmmmmmm! Good!)
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To: pissant
Welcome to 2003

< |:)~

14 posted on 09/12/2005 4:16:57 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: pissant

Leave it up to you......


15 posted on 09/12/2005 4:19:31 PM PDT by marmar (435 CASF..Ramstien Germany.....Bringing the Wounded Warriors Home....)
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To: apackof2

pretty funny stuff

Them Mensars are pretty clever folk.


16 posted on 09/12/2005 4:20:10 PM PDT by Shazbot29 (Trolling member of the DU Activist Corps!)
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To: pissant

Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

Hey, this an anagram of "sour Nagin"! Coincidence?


17 posted on 09/12/2005 4:22:33 PM PDT by Apparatchik
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To: PoorMuttly

Go for it...


18 posted on 09/12/2005 4:28:56 PM PDT by apackof2 (Never underestimate the power of a fuzzy friend!)
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To: pissant
Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a**hole.

I thought that was defined as a Kennedy...?

19 posted on 09/12/2005 4:30:35 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: The SISU kid

LOL!

"Veggie: For women, a wedgie on the opposite side."

[now that just ain't right!]...:))


20 posted on 09/12/2005 4:34:28 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: pissant

I like #4 becaue I have not heard anyone say "What in Tarnation" in years! I never understood what tarnation menat....but sure do like the word.


21 posted on 09/12/2005 4:34:33 PM PDT by Feiny (I am not mean. You're just a sissy.)
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To: Chickensoup

Who do you think these people are? Mensas? ;o)


22 posted on 09/12/2005 4:41:25 PM PDT by pissant
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To: marmar

Are you just stirring up trouble tonight! ;o)


23 posted on 09/12/2005 4:41:52 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Apparatchik

I think not!


24 posted on 09/12/2005 4:42:10 PM PDT by pissant
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To: The SISU kid

Catasstrophy: What you keep to memorialize catching the feline who's been yowling under your window all night.


25 posted on 09/12/2005 4:42:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Go Sharon! And take Peres with you!)
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To: feinswinesuksass

I've always suspected it was a hillbilly contraction of "the entire nation".
[with the "tire" in entire pronounced "tar", naturally]...;))


26 posted on 09/12/2005 4:42:47 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: theDentist

Kennetee: part man part fat sea creature.


27 posted on 09/12/2005 4:43:06 PM PDT by pissant
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To: feinswinesuksass

That was one of Yosemite Sam's favorite lines!


28 posted on 09/12/2005 4:43:32 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

"I think not!"

Careful pissant...Rene' Descartes once said that...and -vanished-!...;D


29 posted on 09/12/2005 4:44:06 PM PDT by Salamander (There's nothing that "MORE COWBELL!" can't fix.......)
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To: pissant

Your asking me???????????? I never stir the pot.....


30 posted on 09/12/2005 4:44:20 PM PDT by marmar (435 CASF..Ramstien Germany.....Bringing the Wounded Warriors Home....)
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To: pissant

Guitard: Moron who thinks his future lies in playing 32nd-note ladder riffs and grimacing.


31 posted on 09/12/2005 4:46:51 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Go Sharon! And take Peres with you!)
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DUmbkopf: Official title of William Rivers Pitt.
---
This-Is-Not-A-Ping-List ping!

[Freepmail me to get on or off this Not-A-Ping-List.]

32 posted on 09/12/2005 4:50:06 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Go Sharon! And take Peres with you!)
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To: apackof2

Puposterous: When Muttly denies knowing anything about the pic-a-nic basket.


33 posted on 09/12/2005 5:10:48 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun -T.Jefferson)
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To: Clemenza
Kinda disappointing, as I have met some hotties at Mensa meetings, although it remains a heavily male environment.

I think women are too smart to waste their time on such things. ;-)

34 posted on 09/12/2005 5:20:26 PM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: pissant
Although you'd believe the amens from a manse might belong to someone in Mensa, by no means would you think Natalie Manes is among the names of their membership...
35 posted on 09/12/2005 5:26:48 PM PDT by mikrofon (Dumocrat == A member of a minor, dying political party w/o a clue)
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To: Salamander

I'm obviously not a candidate for Mensa!


36 posted on 09/12/2005 5:27:56 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Slings and Arrows

Hehehe. I like that one!


37 posted on 09/12/2005 5:34:07 PM PDT by pissant
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To: marmar

Uh-huh. You are the picture of innocence 'round here! Of course, too many Pissant threads may tarnish that halo! ;o)


38 posted on 09/12/2005 5:35:21 PM PDT by pissant
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To: mikrofon

ooooooo. Very good. I think you get a free week's membership! ;o)


39 posted on 09/12/2005 5:42:23 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Geek humor!


(The scary thing is, I think it's funny!)


40 posted on 09/12/2005 5:43:02 PM PDT by wimpycat (Hyperbole is the opiate of the activist wacko.)
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To: pissant

I actually got a Mensa desk calendar for Xmas last year, with daily puzzles much in the same vein.


41 posted on 09/12/2005 5:51:41 PM PDT by mikrofon (Not a Mensa member, but did stay at a Holiday Inn somewhere.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I posted yer e-mail PING!


42 posted on 09/12/2005 6:06:37 PM PDT by pissant
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To: The SISU kid
Elevacceleration - repeatedly pushing the button to make the elevator arrive faster.

(ok, ok I admit it, it's a sniglet!)

43 posted on 09/12/2005 6:16:37 PM PDT by Coastie ("You have to go out. You don't have to come back"- Old USCG motto.)
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To: The SISU kid; pissant
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness

I have a list of people on my page that have this ;)
44 posted on 09/12/2005 6:23:58 PM PDT by PaulaB (Don't cut what you can untie....)
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To: PaulaB

I just saw your profile page. Very nice. Good thing ya have your burly husband pictured, or the freeper-dudes would be chasing after ya!


45 posted on 09/12/2005 6:38:33 PM PDT by pissant
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need to know ping


46 posted on 09/12/2005 6:43:32 PM PDT by bitt ('But once the shooting starts, a plan is just a guess in a party dress.' Michael Yon)
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To: pissant

LOL !


47 posted on 09/12/2005 6:49:52 PM PDT by Enterprise (When Rats govern they screw up and people die. Then, the Rats want to punch the President.)
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To: pissant
Well thanks...

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48 posted on 09/12/2005 6:50:55 PM PDT by PaulaB (Don't cut what you can untie....)
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To: PaulaB

Lovely gams ya have. LOL


49 posted on 09/12/2005 6:57:51 PM PDT by pissant
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To: ctlpdad

I don't get what you mean?


50 posted on 09/12/2005 7:00:30 PM PDT by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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