Friday, 10 July 2009

Top 5 Alternative word definitions

The Washington Post runs a neologism contest in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. I had an email the other day which listed some of the best, they've probably been around for a while but they made me laugh.

1. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

3. Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

4. Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

5. Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

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