Lateral meanings

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  1. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

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    Here is the Washington Post's Mensa Invitational which once again
    asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,
    subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

    Here are the winners:

    * Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until
    you realize it was your money to start with.

    * Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

    * Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops
    bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows
    little sign of breaking down in the near future.

    *Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

    * Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the
    person who doesn't get it.

    * Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
    (My favorite :D)
    *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.

    *Decafalon (n): The grueling event of getting through the day
    consuming only things that are good for you.

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

    * Arachnoleptic Fit (n): The frantic dance performed just after
    you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

    * Beelzebug (n): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your
    bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

    *Caterpallor (n): The color you turn after finding half a worm in
    the fruit you're eating.

    The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its
    yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings
    for common words. And the winners are:

    * Coffee, n. The person upon whom one coughs.

    * Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has
    gained.

    *Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

    * Esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

    * Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only
    a nightgown.

    * Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

    *Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

    * Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been
    run over by a steamroller.

    *Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

    * Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by
    proctologists.

    Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist.

    * Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with
    yiddishisms.

    * Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies
    up onto the roof and gets stuck ther e.


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    Please do share if you have discovered or know a new lateral meaning.
     
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  3. Soham

    Soham DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Nice... :D
     

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