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Friday, January 2

More wordplay from the Washington Post

This time readers were asked to supply alternate meanings for various words. The following were some of the winning entries:

Abdicate v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Balderdash. n. A rapidly receding hairline.

Esplanade. v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

Flabbergasted. adj. Appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Frisbatarianism. n. The belief that, when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

Lymph. v. To walk with a lisp.

Negligent. adj. Describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

Rectitude. n. The formal, dignified demeanor assumed by a proctologist immediately before he examines you.

Semantics. n. Pranks conducted by young men studying for the priesthood, including such things as gluing the pages of the priest's prayer book together just before vespers.

Testicle. n. A humorous question on an exam.

Willy-nilly. adj. Impotent.


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