Word Play

The Washington Post decided to participate in word play and asked its readers to submit themselves to neologism. For those who don`t know ‘neologism` – it is a practice of providing alternate meanings for existing, common words.

Thanks to a mail from Navneet Potti who was a regular blogger (Here) before he got married and found a cause, we present the winning entries on Ouchmytoe.

The winners are:

1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have 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.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly
answer the door in your nightgown.

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

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

9. Testicle (n.), a humorous question on an exam.

10. Circumvent (n.), an opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at jv.rajan@gmail.com or message him at +919650080255.

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