Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pokemon goes willy-nilly, flatulence called

What follows may be the net equivalent of an urban myth, but it tickled my fancy, so maybe it'll tickle yours, too. The Washington Post allegedly runs a competition each year, inviting readers to submit new definitions for common words. The best are selected from many, many entries and published in the Post. Below is a selection from a recent crop of winners...

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.

1 comment:

Good Dog said...

Did they not have a definition for electing a madman?

Still, there's always

Bummalo, n. A dog's welcome.