Boy...those dudes who work at The Washington Post have been busy lately. Glad I don't work there, because apparently they're expected to, you know, work.
The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. (As with the previous Washington Post post, I have no idea if this is legitimate and I don't care enough to investigate, so if you're burning with the need to know, call The Washington Post and find out. But they probably won't answer because they're super-busy with all their word contests and stuff. All I know is, don't believe everything you read in an email, because I'm still waiting on my $700,000 from the King of Narobi and Her Majesty's Royal Bank of Bankdom.)
And the winners are: (maybe...then again, maybe there was not even a contest. Either way, these are fun.)
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.