Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Letters


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.

3 Comments:

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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