Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The Washington Post's Style Invitational asked readers to take a word, then add, subtract or change one letter of it and supply a new definition. Here are a few answers:

Cashtration - the act of buying a house which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Giraffiti - vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

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

Inoculatte - to take coffee intravenously when you're running late.

Glibido - all talk and no action.

Beezlebug - Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at 3am and cannot be cast out.

Caterpallor - the colour you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

I came across the opening paragraph of this old letter today:

First and foremost, I wanted to again say that I am truly sorry that horsemeat was found in our beef lasagne. This should not have happened and we are taking action to make sure this will never happen again.


Anonymous kinglear said...

I particularly like Glibido....

6:14 pm  
Blogger janerowena said...

Sarchasm for me! Other half would like Cashtration, as he has always said that paying for private education has been the best form of contraception ever.

10:21 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Lol JR

10:34 pm  

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