Again . . . fun with puns . . . 2016

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As always, I am absolutely fascinated with wordplay, and it is so especially appropriate during a holiday vacation time when we love to laugh and have fun with friends and relatives. Happy New Year to all of you !

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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 alternate meanings for common words . . .and the winners are:

  1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
  1. Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained
  1. Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4.Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

  1. Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
  1. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
  1. Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.
  1. Gargoyle (n.) gross olive-flavored mouthwash.
  1. Flatulance (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
  1. Balderdash (n.), A rapidly receding hairline.
  1. Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
  1. Pokkemon (n.), a Rastafarian proctologist.

13.Circumvent (n) an opening in the front of  boxer shorts worn by Jewish              men.

14. Frisbeetarianism (n.), (back by popular demand):  The belief that when             you die your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

 

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki Heelan
    Jan 01, 2017 @ 23:43:13

    Doris … I loved it. I’m a real word freak. A few years ago there was a contest and you could change one letter in a word and give it a new definition…only remember the winning entry… word was “ignoranus” and definition was “stupid a__hole” . Wish I could remember who sponsored the event because it happened every year and ALL the entries were memorable. Thanks for all your wonderful stories.
    Vicki Heelan

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