Word Play

Words have always held a fascination for me, as they have for anyone who writes. The following is some great examples of word play. Enjoy!

The Washington Post’s "Style Invitational" asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition:


Foreploy: any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.


Doltergeist: a spirit that decides to haunt someplace stupid, such as your septic tank.


Giraffiti: vandalism spray-painted very, very high, such as the famous "Surrender Dorothy" on the Beltway overpass.


Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn’t get it.


Coiterie: a very VERY close-knit group.


Impotience: eager anticipation by men awaiting their Viagra prescription.


Reintarnation: coming back to life as a hillbilly.


DIOS: the one true operating system.


Inoculatte: to take coffee intravenously when you are running late.


Hipatitis: terminal coolness.


Writer’s tramp: a woman who practices poetic licentiousness.


Taterfamilias: the head of the Potato Head family.


Osteopornosis: a degenerate disease.


Adulatery: cheating on your wife with a much younger woman who holds you in awe.


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.


Deifenestration: to throw all talk of God out the window.


Dopeler effect: the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.


Manufracture: to produce items which break after little use.


Imargination: the fantasy of being liminalized.


Telegant: Looking good on  TV.

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21 Responses to Word Play

  1. Jaime Campbell says:

    What a fun entry. Made me laugh! Just stopping in to say happy Saturday. Have a good weekend! Jaime.

  2. spitfire says:

    way cool! That was different. I suppose I will have to strain my brain now, lol.Hi, glad I found your space. It is unique and fun reading. I need to read more of it but so far…GOOD JOB!Have a great day,Dawn

  3. Jaime Campbell says:

    J, hey again. Thanks for your comment tonight. I needed that! And I came back to see all of your pics. My gosh. You have traveled the world. Absolutely beautiful pictures. Malta, wow. I had no idea. All of the places! I would love to hear about your travels sometime. I went to Hawaii, too. And I came back with a shirt that said, "No rain, no rainbows." Cool. You seem like such a peaceful person. It\’s nice. Thanks. LOL, J

  4. the1stephzen says:

    I like these! Thanks for posting them. They made me smile.

  5. Jaime Campbell says:

    Larry says hi! lol, Jaime.

  6. Linda says:

    tks for sharing! great!How\’s weekend there? Take care

  7. Moon says:

    In the middle of this crazy lunatic violent world – your place is an oasis of safe light-insanity

  8. Cheryl says:

    Love your post on words…..Thaks….Something Eskimos eat i guess.Cheryl

  9. Jaime Campbell says:

    Absolutely! And annoy him, I will! 🙂 Have a great night, Jorge. Jaime.

  10. OMG says:

    HelloYes – I know I have been really slack/pre-occupied/stressed – and haven’t done my visiting rounds…BUT – here I am at last…Was that a ‘Yippee’ I hear from afar… ???Had a bit of a ‘Blog-A-Thon’ yesterday… And tried to add some ‘Humour’ to my Spaces Page… Will leave you to be the judge of that though…Anyways – hope everyone is doing well…Take careBelleVery good selection of words you have there…Might have to start using some of them – just to be different…

  11. Deirdre says:

    These are awesome! Thanks for the laugh today. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

  12. ariel.feng says:

    Have a good life.^_^

  13. Kathleen says:

    Hello!Found your space from BlueBelle. Just dropping by to say hi and love the words. I\’ll have to share them with my hubby.Great to "meet" you,Kathleen.

  14. Unknown says:

    Yo man. Your comment made me laugh. Airplane crash or war zone…funny life isn\’t it? 🙂 No, but I am still waiting on that email that was promised. Hold up. I think you were waiting on my email address? Here you go: insidetheelephantstrunk@yahoo.comNow get crackin\’Shannon

  15. Marge says:

    Greetings, Jorge!My face hurts from smiling so much already this morning.As a fellow lover of words I found your entry entertaining and…informative…thanks for a great start to my day!And thanks for the favor….Wisning you peace.Marge

  16. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hi Jorge. Just saying hey. Have a peaceful night. Jaime.

  17. Unknown says:

    Great post!

  18. Jaime Campbell says:

    Hey Jorge. How are you? I\’m so relaxed right now. Candle going, Enya playing on the stereo, and watching the remnants of the thunderstorm that just ended. Thanks for your comment on my space. Have a really good evening. Jaime.

  19. SANDRA says:

    Ahhhh I needed this..a wonderful whimsical entry to make me laugh…this is so good…thank you Dear One..your readers like me…love to come to your site..to see what you will write next…always so fun..so interesting…I hold you in such esteem my friend….eternally….sanddee

  20. xun says:

    really wonderful site u got,i like it

  21. Holy says:

    Manufracture – that is classic!

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