September 27, 2011 admin0
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.  In fact this is an old list that hasbeen circulation around the internet for a few years.  This is the first time I have seen it and thought that some of you might get a good laugh if you have not seen it before, or even if you have. You dont have to have the IQ of a Mensa member.
You can find the best explanation of it and the current lists for 2010 and 2011 from Word Play Masters website here.
        Here are the winners: (this is the 2009 list)
        1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
        2. Ignoranus: A person who is both stupid and an ass****.
        3. Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
        4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
        5. 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.. 
        6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
        7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
        8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.
        9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
        10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
        11. Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these 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.
        The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.
        And the winners are:
        1. Coffee (n.) The person upon whom one coughs. 
        2. Flabbergasted (adj.) Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. 
        3. Abdicate (v.) To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
        4. Esplanade (v.) To attempt an explanation while drunk.
        5. Willy-nilly (adj.) Impotent. 
        6. Negligent (adj.) Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.
        7. Lymph (v.) To walk with a lisp.
        8. Gargoyle (n.) Olive-flavored mouthwash.
        9. Flatulence (n.) Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run
over by a steamroller.
        10. Balderdash (n.) A rapidly receding hairline.
        11. Testicle (n.) A humorous question on an exam. 
        12. Rectitude (n.) The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists. 
        13. Pokemon (n.) A Rastafarian proctologist.
        14. Oyster (n.) A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 
        15. Frisbeetarianism (n.) The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
         16. Circumvent (n.) An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men. 



September 13, 2011 admin0

Business travelers and leisure travelers are sometimes as different as cats and dogs, a new study finds.
This article was published in the Washington Post and was written by , Published: September 9
In early August, Travel Leaders arranged a survey on such topical and irksome issues as airport security and baggage fees. The study, based on responses from the group’s 443 travel agents, managers and owners, found that almost 28 percent of business travelers would like to eliminate the TSA’s liquid limit at airports and 28 percent would toss out the shoe removal rule. By contrast, 32 percent of vacationers would jettison pat-downs, followed by the liquid restrictions.
But the groups agreed on ways to avoid checked baggage fees: Travel carry-on only, said 51 percent of business travelers and 61 percent of holiday-goers.
The Fall Travel Trends Survey also ranked the top three domestic destinations for the remainder of 2011: Vegas, Orlando and Hono­lulu. For international spots, the list is Caribbean cruise, Cancun and London. CoGo assumes that these are vacation spots, but kudos to the company that holds stockholder meetings on a cruise ship.

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