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. Here are some of my favourite winners:
Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn't get it.
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
Glibido: All talk and no action.
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund from the government, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subjectfinancially impotent for an indefinite period.