You don’t need to be a wordsmith to love word play.
The Washington Post asks its readers to redefine words to comic effect. The newspaper’s word-re-purposing contest generates some doozies.
Let your funny bone decide your favorite from the Post’s winning entries from a few years back:
- Abdicate (v.) to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.
- Lymph (v.) to walk with a lisp.
- Coffee (n.) a person who is coughed upon (this one is kind of spooky, given the pandemic).
- Flatulence (n.) the emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.
- Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.
- Reintarnation (n.) coming back to life as a hillbilly.
Soon, I’ll post some more Washington Post wordsmithing, and add a few of my own. Keep smiling!
© Ron Cooper 2020