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Old 11-04-2005, 11:00 AM
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Talking Some great new "words" from the Mensa Invitational. Feel free to add your own!

My favorites: numbers 1 and 18.


The Mensa Invitational once again asked members to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are year 2005 winners:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund,
which lasts until you realize it was your money to
start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a
hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid
people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The
bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of
breaking down in the near future.

4. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself
for the purpose of getting laid.

5. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house,
which renders the subject financially impotent for an
indefinite period.

6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very
high.

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

8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you
are running late.

9. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one
got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is
sending off all these like really bad vibes, right?
And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a
serious bummer.

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting
through the day consuming only things that are good
for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to
seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance
performed just after you've accidentally walked
through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito,
that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning
and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after
finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the literature:

18. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an
*******.
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You're not getting too many responses, because I don't think that there are too many MMs or FMs registered here. I can read this thanks to my 8th grade teacher. I am also a veteran and I don't see what that has to do with my reading this in english.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:07 AM
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I've always been impressed at the incredible possibilism in the growing field of word coinage.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:56 AM
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You're not getting too many responses, because I don't think that there are too many MMs or FMs registered here. I can read this thanks to my 8th grade teacher. I am also a veteran and I don't see what that has to do with my reading this in english.
I saw the quote on several shirts while attending an event on the National Mall (actually near the WWII Memorial) a couple months ago that celebrated the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered. Many family members of veterens had them on. We're still speaking english here in the states thanks to the vets who have fought for our freedom. (I hope I'm not offending anyone here.)

I met a lot of vets that day, most in their mid 80's. Talked with many of them, heard some amazing stories, and even shed a few tears. After the experience of that day, I decided to add the quote to my signature for a while.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:17 AM
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#3 refers directly to my upper level brass.

By the time I get to that level I expect there will be a hole in the bozone layer.
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Old 11-08-2005, 09:27 AM
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You're not getting too many responses, because I don't think that there are too many MMs or FMs registered here. I can read this thanks to my 8th grade teacher. I am also a veteran and I don't see what that has to do with my reading this in english.
If it wasn't for the veterans you would be a subject of either Emperial Japan...or the Third Reich. and neither would have allowed english
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Sadly, I know far too many #18's.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:38 PM
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[QUOTE=sfloriII]I saw the quote on several shirts while attending an event on the National Mall (actually near the WWII Memorial) a couple months ago that celebrated the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered. Many family members of veterens had them on. We're still speaking english here in the states thanks to the vets who have fought for our freedom. (I hope I'm not offending anyone here.)QUOTE]

I see some variation of the 'speaking English...' quote on bumper stickers fairly often.

Ironic how the only foreign power to ever invade the U.S. was....the English.

I applaud veterans for many things, but preserving the English language is not one of them.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:45 PM
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I saw the quote on several shirts while attending an event on the National Mall (actually near the WWII Memorial) a couple months ago that celebrated the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered. Many family members of veterens had them on. We're still speaking english here in the states thanks to the vets who have fought for our freedom. (I hope I'm not offending anyone here.)QUOTE]

I see some variation of the 'speaking English...' quote on bumper stickers fairly often.

Ironic how the only foreign power to ever invade the U.S. was....the English.

I applaud veterans for many things, but preserving the English language is not one of them.
You think the Emperial Japanese would not have imposed Japanese on us? Or Nazi Germany would not have imposed German on us?

If the antiwar cowards had their way we would not be speaking english.....thats a known fact.
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[QUOTE=boneheaddoctor]
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You think the Emperial Japanese would not have imposed Japanese on us? Or Nazi Germany would not have imposed German on us?

If the antiwar cowards had their way we would not be speaking english.....thats a known fact.
How can something that never took place be a fact, or known?
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Old 11-11-2005, 04:29 PM
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Old 11-11-2005, 04:45 PM
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:59 PM
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Deja new: The mistaken feeling that nothing like this has happened before.
Just my opinion, but I think you talk too much, or in this case, write too much! Much of what you write, in my opinion, is boring, unproductive for the whole! I think you like to read yourself too much....But that is only my opinion! Seems you could spend all that energy writing more productive energy while here!

Have you ever posted car questions, or shared stories, or ever given help here?

I never see you in any other forum here, but here!

Do you even own a Mercedes Benz?
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Old 11-11-2005, 07:07 PM
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Just my opinion, but I think you talk too much, or in this case, write too much! Much of what you write, in my opinion, is boring, unproductive for the whole! I think you like to read yourself too much....But that is only my opinion! Seems you could spend all that energy writing more productive energy while here!

Have you ever posted car questions, or shared stories, or ever given help here?

I never see you in any other forum here, but here!

Do you even own a Mercedes Benz?
Thank you. I'll take your observation under advisement and give them the serious consideration they are due.

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