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Fun With Words: Misfits September 5, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke, Word Play.

More Fun with Words! 

Take two words from the English dictionary.  Splice them together into something new and completely different. 

Supply a snappy definition.

A few examples (culled from anonymous e-mails) to get you started: 

1.  Arachnaleptic Fit:  The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.

2.  Frisbeetarianism:  The belief that, after death, the soul flies up  
 onto the roof and gets stuck there.

3.  Decaflon:  The grueling event of getting through the day without caffeine.

4.  Dopeler Effect:  The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

5.  Electrocity: Using energy for war crimes and other evil purposes.

6.  Giraffiti:  Vandalism spray-painted at great heights.

7.  Glibido:  All talk and no action.

8.  Photograft:  Using a fake ID to cash bad checks.

9.  Fleezing: Running for your life, in the cold.

10.  Caterpallor: The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating.

Stay tuned!  More fun to come!


1. Tammy McLeod - September 5, 2010

These are great Nancy! It was an exercise such as this that actually got me writing some years ago. Our task was to make up three words and use them in a short-story or poem. Thanks for this idea. I’ll be back when I need inspiration.

nrhatch - September 5, 2010

Messing around with words is such a blast.

Tomorrow, I’m posting an “original” GOL (Groan Out Loud) creation ~ it popped into my head on a bike ride yesterday. ; )

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