Each year the Washington Post asks readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing only ONE letter and supply a new definition.
Here are the 2002 winners:
#12 Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
#11 Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the
purpose of getting laid.
#10 Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
#9 Giraffiti: Vandalism painted very, very high.
#8 Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
#7 Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are
#6 Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
#5 Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit).
#4 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.
#3 Glibido: All talk and no action.
#2 Dopeer Effect: The tendency for stupid ideas to seem
smarter when they come at you rapidly.
AND, THE WINNER of the Washington Post's Invitational:
#1 Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid AND an asshole.