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Would you like to see, and perhaps add to, the Washington Post's annual list of neoligisms?

Asked by Zen_Again (9931points) December 1st, 2009

Do you feel that there is some sarchasm (n): the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it, here? Or maybe you are just being an ignoranus (n): A person who’s both stupid and an asshole More Neoligisms included – have you thought of some that didn’t make it to the Post this year?
Here’s the list – then think of your own and post em here for my reading pleasure; thanks and enjoy my lovely jellies:

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. Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.
8. Gargoyle (n), olive-flavored mouthwash.
9. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you
are 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
15. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand): The belief
that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck
16. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn
by Jewish men.

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, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year’s winners:

1. 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.

2. Foreploy (v): Any misrepresentation about yourself for the
purpose of getting laid.

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

4. Giraffiti (n): Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

5. Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
the person who doesn’t get it.

6. Inoculatte (v): To take coffee intravenously when you are
running late.

7. Hipatitis (n): Terminal coolness.

8. Osteopornosis (n): A degenerate disease. (This one got extra

9. 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.

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

11. Glibido (v): All talk and no action.

12. Dopeler effect (n): The tendency of stupid ideas to seem
smarter when they come at you rapidly.

13 Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dan ce performed just after
you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

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

15. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in
the fruit you’re eating.

And the pick of the literature:

16. Ignoranus (n): A person who’s both stupid and an asshole.


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20 Answers

ccrow's avatar

Ooh! I’m a Frisbeetarian!!!

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Dogmatic: A car transmission that makes it safe for dogs to drive.

Breathatazer: Bad breath that will take one down and out.

PretentiousArtist's avatar

I’m using ignoranus from now on and I’ll apply it to anyone who does not like my tastes

gailcalled's avatar

St. Flounderaria—patron saint of all disorganized people or singing

gailcalled's avatar

Neoligism: The pseudoscience of inventing new words.
Neologism: The science of inventing new pseudo-words.

Mammogrim: when the technician really squishes your boobs on the machine (designed by a man).

Zen_Again's avatar

@gailcalled Actually, the technician calls it the mammogrin. ;-)

gailcalled's avatar

Or the old recording machine – the moanograph.

gailcalled's avatar

St. Torquetumadre: The saint you pray to during the mammography procedure.

gailcalled's avatar

Zenophile: me.

ratboy's avatar

Crapastrophe: an incontinent episode.
Imbibler: one who consumes alcohol religiously.
Papsicle: a frozen treat for the pope.
Coloniscape: a fart.

Zen_Again's avatar

A gailstorm; when @gailcalled storms a thread with a million ideas.;-)

ratboy's avatar

Corporape: business as usual.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Piscaterian: The offspring of Episcopal and Unitarian parents.

gailcalled's avatar

Gailstones; The feeling you get in your belly when you read my quips.

Goretax; an idea to help pay for climate control.

Zen_Again's avatar

@ratboy Is than an original? Can I quote you, @ratboy? That was fantastic – albeit, somewhat disturbing.

gailcalled's avatar

Unseamly; what happens when my jeans are too tight.

Same-six marriages: When more than two people can wed.

Pantagruel; huge portions of hot cereal

Ve hic ular manslaughter. Dying of hiccups while driving.

Zen_Again's avatar

Come on kids – we can do better!

Where be the brains in fluther?

gailcalled's avatar

You got my best schottische; using the firing range while speaking German.

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