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Topic: neologism contest (4 msgs / 178 lines)
1) From: homeroast
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Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions 
to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply 
alternative meanings for common words.
 
The winners are:
 
   1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
      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 
absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
   7. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
   8.  Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after =
you 
are run over.
   9. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
  10. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
  11. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted 
by proctologists.
  12. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with 
 Yiddishisms.
  13. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by =
 Jewish men.                    =
      
 =
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Once again, The Washington
PostComic Sans MS has published
the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which
readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common
words. 
 
Comic Sans MSThe winners are:
 
Comic Sans MS   1. Coffee (n.), the =
person
upon whom one coughs.
      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
absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
   7. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
   8.  Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after =
you
are run over.
   9. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
  10. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
  11. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted
by proctologists.
  12. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with
 Yiddishisms.
  13. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
 Jewish men.                    =
      
 =
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2) From: homeroast
Heheh...good stuff, though 1, 2, 3 and 9 hit way too close to home! ;-)
Thanks for the chuckle.
Ken B
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Excellent!
Vocabulary enhancing material!
Brett
On 1/21/08, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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Excellent!
Vocabulary enhancing material!
Brett
 
On 1/21/08, susan oppenheim <opulence> wrote:
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions
to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply
alternative meanings for common words.
The winners are:
   1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
      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
absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
   7. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
   8.  Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you
are run over.
   9. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
  10. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
  11. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted
by proctologists.
  12. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with
Yiddishisms.
  13. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.                          

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What is the past perfect form of the verb formed on the gerund of Number
Nine? -ro
On Jan 21, 2008 1:55 PM, susan oppenheim  wrote:
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Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976
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What is the past perfect form of the verb formed on the gerund of Number Nine? -ro
On Jan 21, 2008 1:55 PM, susan oppenheim <opulence
> wrote:
Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions
to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply
alternative meanings for common words.
The winners are:
 1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
 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
absentmindedlyanswer the door in your nightgown.
 7. Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.
 8. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you
arerun over.
 9. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.
 10. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.
 11. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted
byproctologists.
 12. Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with
Yiddishisms.
 13. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by
Jewish men.

-- "When the theme hits the bass, I dance the Jig!" - -Virgil Fox at the Mighty Wichita (ex- NYC Paramount) WurliTzer- 1976 ------=_Part_19898_18161792.1200975537390--


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