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:
- Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.
- Flabbergasted (adj.) appalled over how much weight you have gained
- Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
4.Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.
- Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent.
- Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.
- Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.
- Gargoyle (n.) gross olive-flavored mouthwash.
- Flatulance (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
- Balderdash (n.), A rapidly receding hairline.
- Rectitude (n.), the formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.
- 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.