Friday, May 16, 2008

Email chains

I receive a lot of email chain letters, some real, some fabricated and exposed at places like, but they continue to excite and make the rounds.

this, however, is in honor of Father at Orthometer who recently mentioned Anita's (V-For Victory) contribution to the lexicon, Shambulation.

so read it, enjoy, and let's modify the rules, and play it in terms of the modern crisis of faith?

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational 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 this year's winners.

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

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. 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.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

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

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

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10 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.

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

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

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

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

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

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

And the pick of the lot:

17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a$$hole

Here's an attempt:

Litorgy - what happens when Call to Action pretends to celebrate mass.
Catechasm - the gulf between popular error and unchanging truth.

give it a shot?!


  1. My favourite is "reintarnation!" LOL!!

  2. Great additions to the list - esp. "Litorgy". I'm linking to your post from my blog, along with a couple additions. Here's one:

    Shook wave (n.) - when the priest descends from the sanctuary during the Kiss of Peace, shakes hands with the people in the first pew and waves to the rest of the congregation before returning.

  3. Larry,

    Wonderful contributions! I've grabbed your other one; can't let these get away!

    Sheology (n.) 1. (shē ŏl o jĭ) - knowledge and study of "feminist" religion; 2. (shā ōl o jĭ) - knowledge and study of the eternal resting place for those who teach sheology.

  4. Thanks, Mark - save 'em and publish 'em some day.

  5. Larry, you forgot to post this one I found in your sidebar!

    Apestate - when those apostates give you a devil of a time.

  6. oh yeah - my "unofficial corporate sponsor", Archangel A-pest-ate Control! I created that so long ago, I had forgotten all about it!

  7. Here's another one

    Worship Spice: when added to a an ordinary Catholic Church, makes some people want to dance; however, most people are mildly alergic, a few may go into shock.