Word fun. $1,000,000 Prize (in Contests)


AdminG Beee March 17 2006 5:21 PM EST

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's a few that I like.

Feel free to come up with some more folks. If there's some nice entries that I've not heard before I'll maybe make a poll for the community to pick their favourite with the winner receiving a nice prize from my admin char. Oh yeah, keep it clean.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 17 2006 5:30 PM EST

I'm a big fan of "chatiot". Definition is obvious, is it not? ;)

I also like "memote" that is the use of "me" to emote in e-communications. (Or to employ asterisks with reckless abandon! )

Maelstrom March 17 2006 5:35 PM EST

chatiot: a chariot pulled by cats?

QBOddBird March 17 2006 5:37 PM EST

chatiot: Maelstrom?

Doom Lit Sky March 17 2006 6:19 PM EST

Blender - Slender (adj) Rarely seen eating Mcdonalds

QBBarzooMonkey March 17 2006 6:40 PM EST

Blendantic (adj.): marked by a narrow focus on or display of Carnage Blender learning, especially its trivial aspects

rufen March 17 2006 7:15 PM EST

Drawdle (v)- to waste time by doodling in a notebook
Leprechan (n) a short Irish man who is an expert in karate
Dexicon (n) book of computer terms
Locomotion (v) the act of slowly becoming crazy
Manachism (n) secret unseen trust within a species' males
I hope that these are worthy of the set standards.

RAMPAGE March 17 2006 7:19 PM EST

From the web site "Humor Me Online"
Some Non-PG (and very funny) entries deleted

Tweak Of The Week LXXX: Defining Moment II
(Updated 19 Oct 03)

Last time around we had asked you to take an actual word, then only adding, subtracting or changing one letter, come up with a whole new word and a definition based on it. We had a bunch of good ones in my opinion and it took a while to come up with the overall winner, as quite a few were in contention.

Wingspan -- Windspan: the maximum radial distance that any one specific release of passed gas expands outwardly to before the smell becomes undetectable.

Heinie -- Sheinie: The appearance of your boss's backside after three years of trying to impress. The third stage after butt-kissing and brown-nosing.

Bling Bling -- Blang Blang: J-Lo's engagement ring...Past tense?

Gesticulate -- Jesticulate: What a class clown would do to draw attention to himself back in feudal times.
Surname -- Slurname: Every politician has one

Namesake -- Namesafe: Term for checking the status of an Internet domain name you wish to register and discovering that it's available.

Electorate -- Erectorate: California voters who are voting for porn actress, Mary Carey.

Recall -- Precall: A political "testing the water" before formally announcing one's legal overthrow of an elected office.

Science -- Scilence: The way a politician reacts when you explain a difficult environmental concept to him.

Leftovers -- Deftovers: The art of making food a day old taste really good.

Disgusting -- Disguesting: Term for the type of behavior on the host's part that makes all the guests want to leave.

Interlock -- Interclock: The point in a relationship in which the woman demands a commitment based solely on the drying up of her eggs.

Governor -- Governot: Gray Davis' new title as of the election.

Computer -- Conputer: The source of all those Nigerian email scams.

Relationship -- Relationslip: Behavior that results in marital discord.

Mammaries -- Memmaries: Trying to remember what they were like before they sagged to belt-high.

Religion -- Meligion: The ability to worship ones self.

Ubiquitous -- WBiquitous: In which the same stupid programming ideas are all over a TV network's schedule.

Humor -- Humore: When one thing is funnier than an other.

Calamari - Callamari: Phoning in an order for sushi.

Our runner-up, who will receive an origami creation of their choice (from our extensive list)...

Phlebitis -- Plebitis: Freshman at the US Naval Academy are inflamed by the vain behavior of upperclassmen who are always trying to get a leg up on them.

The winner...who wins that little stuffed "Get Well" bear...

Quandary -- Quandairy: Being perplexed at what kind of milk to buy.



Tweak Of The Week
(updated 20 Jan 02)

Tweak of the Week IV: Defining Moment

Well you guys did such a brilliant job of coming up with submissions to this contest, we will definitely have to bring this one back again in the future...and if you don't start coming up with more briliant contest ideas, that future just might be sooner than you think. ;) You were tasked to take an actual word from the dictionary and by adding/subtracting/or changing only one letter, come up with an entirely new word and definition.

Cartoon -- Cattoon: Early animation (see Felix the Cat).

Mimicking -- Momicking: Doing an imitation of your mother.

Orgasm -- Borgasm: She's faking it.

Cooking -- Kooking: Being crazy enough to think that you can prepare meals every day without going stark raving mad.

Address -- Maddress: Where you live when you've broken up with your significant other.

Radical -- Gradical: A graduate of the University of Berkeley.

Testicles --Testiclees: Ancient Roman God of nuts.

Poltergeist -- Polterheist: Robbery committed by prankish ghosts.

Diaphanous -- Daphanous: Allowing the ghost or monster to get away by falling through a trapdoor.

Literature -- Litterature: What's in the wastebaskets at the library.

Syphilis -- Symphilis: A venereal disease commonly contracted by orchestra conductors.

Amnesia -- Hamnesia: Forgetting where you left your pig.

Backwards -- Backwords: How dyslexic kids write.

Careless -- Carless: End result of unsafe driving.

Masturbate -- Pasturbate: That moment just after ejaculation.

Flamboyant -- Clamboyant: Having a personality as outgoing as a mollusk.

Martyr -- Fartyr: Someone who lets 'em rip for a cause.

Herpes -- Sherpes: Disease you get from having sex with guides on Mt Everest.

Seeing as we had such a difficult decision on who should win this contest, we decided to just break the pencil in half...

Shakespeare -- Snakespeare: The writer of plays such as "Asp You Like It," "The Merchant of Venom," and "The Comedy of Adders."



Stephen March 17 2006 8:10 PM EST

You should look up "The Meaning of Liff" by the late, great Douglas Adams, who took obscure British place names and appropriated them for things we don't have the words for...

Shoeburyness
The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat which is still warm from somebody else's bottom.

Farnham
The feeling you get about four o'clock in the afternoon when you
haven't got enough done.

Goole
The puddle on the bar into which the barman puts your change.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 18 2006 5:53 AM EST

or Droitwich-that awkward situation on the street where you almost walk into someone and you both keep moving in the same direction to get out of the way.

Stephen March 18 2006 6:30 AM EST

Droitwich (n.)
A street dance. The two partners approach from opposite directions and try politely to get out of each other's way. They step to the left, step to the right, apologise, step to the left again, apologise again, bump into each other and repeat as often as unnecessary.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 18 2006 6:34 AM EST

So, I didn't write it perfectly, I don't exactly have a copy on hand right now :)

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 25 2006 10:36 PM EST

Walmartians: Americans who gets all their food, entertainment, culture and clothing at Walmart.

*Thanks, Henry!

Stephen March 25 2006 10:42 PM EST

Americans have culture?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 25 2006 11:26 PM EST

None that can be found at Walmart.

Ox [StephenMelinda Gates Fund] March 25 2006 11:29 PM EST

wow I am surprised Rampage's entry is considered PG.

Stephen March 25 2006 11:50 PM EST

I'm surprised that Bast posted 'Americans who gets'

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 30 2006 4:52 PM EST

Dramoron: All the drama, all the stupidity.

Stephen March 30 2006 5:07 PM EST

Carnage Blunder: When you accidentally sell a rare to the store, untrain XP by mistake, or try to get Jon to change his mind

AdminG Beee March 30 2006 6:08 PM EST

Thanks for bringing this thread back to life Bast, I'd forgotten about it. I'll get the ball rolling and put 250k into the pot. If we have a few more entries I'll make a little poll for us to choose our favourite.
Given that there's cash at stake I may as well make it a little more formal. With that in mind, there's only one rule you have to follow for your entry to be considered.

Quote a word I can find in the dictionary (or a CB related term such as Stephen has used), alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] March 31 2006 6:55 AM EST


Carnag Blender (n): The Blender prone to whinging on, usually in the forums -- first it's too easy, then it's too hard, it's too boring, then there are too many changes, there aren't enough incentives, then there are too many bonuses, people are interruptive of Glory's thread, then there isn't enough freedom, the admins pay no attention, the admins pay too much attention, there's never fairness, then there's never fairness, etc.

Xiaz on Hiatus March 31 2006 7:06 AM EST

Tel-e-phobe

n.

Fear of or contempt for electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds, "The telephobe was locked inside a telephone booth."

AdminG Beee March 31 2006 7:07 AM EST

Carnage --> Carnag: Female vehicular passenger.

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 7:12 AM EST

GentlemanLover

Someone who gets overly familiar with game players of the same gender whilst smothered in grease and smelling of beer.

Xiaz on Hiatus March 31 2006 7:20 AM EST

Darnage Blender

n.

A free text-based multiplayer strategy RPG, revolving around the 'express dissatisfaction or annoyance' system.

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 7:32 AM EST

Grimmar.

Poor speech and writing skills in chat before Bast goes to work.

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 7:33 AM EST

Longuage. The art of speaking as though you have swallowed a dictionary.

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 7:35 AM EST

Heavy Cross Boy.

Well, wouldn't you be if somebody picked you up and tried to fire a bolt from your forehead?

QBBarzooMonkey March 31 2006 8:28 AM EST

Carnage Blinder - A device worn by individuals who believe that a "rough patch" signals the end of the game, so that they cannot be swayed from this misguided thought.

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 8:28 AM EST

We've also forgotten Carnage Blonder, that cute but dumb game that everyone has played once before moving on to much more in depth and intelligent gaming.

QBBarzooMonkey March 31 2006 8:30 AM EST

Carpage Blender - the practice of using a large fish to swat the Carnage Blinder off of an individual

QBJohnnywas March 31 2006 8:39 AM EST

Stratedgy. The feeling that you get as changemonth approaches and you wonder what Jon is going to nerf next.

AdminG Beee March 31 2006 6:18 PM EST

Bast --> Baste: to cover with liquid before cooking the illiterate

Drakon(DS) [Guardian Bros Inc] March 31 2006 7:15 PM EST

Gista the female part of some subject or topic

Stephen March 31 2006 9:24 PM EST

Carnage Blander: A new player who starts a NUB character, copies a top strategy, doesn't chat, doesn't post in the forums, plays for four months and then sells out for USD.

(I think that's all the vowel changes covered! ;))

[T]Vestax March 31 2006 9:48 PM EST

projection (v): The act of making projects.
novice (adj.): to be without defects.
recording (v): a regression from the wireless movement.

AdminG Beee April 1 2006 4:19 AM EST

Cone of Cod: The canonical chat put down. Chagrin is spread equally among its targets; if less than 5 targets are present, chagrin is correspondingly greater.

[T]Vestax April 1 2006 4:35 AM EST

Johnnywas (n): The artist formerly known as Johnny.
th00p (n): The sound one makes when hitting a ski ramp.
SNK3R: The world may never know.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 1 2006 4:36 AM EST

Cornage Blender: The art of battling with farm crop.

[T]Vestax April 1 2006 4:41 AM EST

Didn't read the part where I could change one letter. :P

Safton (n): large quantities of saffron.
O Beee (n): The future identity of OddBird.

Vicious Cat April 1 2006 4:48 AM EST

Unaimed Combat - The pressing of two buttons in sequential order in the hope that a decent strat will present itself in the future.

AdminG Beee April 1 2006 3:17 PM EST

Bimp (n) : Forum bump - feminine

stabilo April 1 2006 3:26 PM EST

Gestax (n.): A tax for mouse-gestures

stabilo April 1 2006 3:30 PM EST

G Bees (n.): familiar-like stinging insects that can be used as ammo

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2006 3:30 PM EST

Johnnywad: What's left after compressing Johnnywas into a football of human flesh!

Veriflex: Aerobics done in computer seats. Mainly used by programmers who want to exercise while working on that last couple of lines of code.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2006 3:36 PM EST

Tulwas: Remembering the useless Tulwar after Jon finally removes it from CB2. :)

stabilo April 1 2006 3:37 PM EST

Carnage Flender (n.): A very religious game. Each player has to press down-enter-down-enter to pray to god as much as possible. Originally invented in Springfield 1834.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2006 3:38 PM EST

Buckler of Mandys: Small hand held shield made of essex girls stuck together with insta-tan lotion. :)

AdminG Beee April 1 2006 3:44 PM EST

GentlemanLoser (Chosen of Endings) 81.76.109.166 G Beee (Admin_Beee) $250000 -- for contest 3:32 PM EST

Pot now 500k. Thanks GL.

Thraklight Resonance April 1 2006 3:53 PM EST

Carmage Blender - A game where mages are finally given the transportation that is needed to keep up with all the high dex tanks.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2006 5:20 PM EST

Mailstrom: The flurry of complaints and worry that accompanies details of a private CM being posted publically in the Forums! ;)

AdminG Beee April 1 2006 5:35 PM EST

Contest will end tomorrow once Sutekh let's me know his favourite entries. I'll put them in a poll and let the community in general decide from there.

chernobyl April 1 2006 5:44 PM EST

Just off the top of my head.

Nefarious -> Nerfarious (adj) The condition of being very sneaky and deadly with a foam dart gun.

Restroom -> Bestroom (n) The only stall that seems safe to use.

Candid -> Candaid (n) A self-adhesive bandage for covering up the truth.

(and a CB related one..)

Cornuthaum -> Cornuthum (n) What you get after playing Nintendo for too long.

AdminG Beee April 1 2006 5:48 PM EST

serentipity: When a waiter unexpectedly discovers last nights gratuities in his jacket pocket.

Stephen April 1 2006 7:40 PM EST

Cloak of the Pistari: Makes you impervious to the common sense that should prevail against you posting when drunk. GL always wears his on a night out.

RAMPAGE April 1 2006 8:01 PM EST

RamMage: No run over a magic user with a Dodge truck.

QBBarzooMonkey April 1 2006 8:13 PM EST

Morgul C. Hammer - a weapon that just can't be touched.

QBBarzooMonkey April 1 2006 8:23 PM EST

Wombat Gi - Armor made from the fur of large, burrowing marsupials native to Tasmania. About as useful as a Double Chain Mail.

Sacredpeanut April 1 2006 8:24 PM EST

Changehog - one who posts far too many replies in a changelog thread.

Stephen April 1 2006 8:45 PM EST

Rouble Chain Mail: Its true value

RAMPAGE April 1 2006 9:50 PM EST

Opps! Lets try this again before Bast catches it.

RamMage: To run over a magic user with a Dodge truck.

Thraklight Resonance April 1 2006 10:06 PM EST

Hard Leather Cop - Currently on tour as a member of the reunited Village People.

A Bathing Ape April 1 2006 10:18 PM EST

A Pair of Pleather Boots- a designer knock off usually worn by tanks in debt.

AdminG Beee April 2 2006 1:58 AM EST

RAMPAGE (Bank of Rampage) 24.147.88.197 G Beee (Admin_Beee) $500000 -- For Contest April 1 2006 7:11 PM EST

Pot now $1m. Thanks Rampage :)

Cylo April 2 2006 3:08 AM EDT

Contests - Contest (adj) , The final exam for becoming a con man/woman.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 2 2006 7:08 AM EDT

Borganism - Single-celled cyborg, creates armies of other cyborgs through meiosis.

Zoglog is extremely appalled that the word meiosis is not in the spellchecker.

Xiaz on Hiatus April 2 2006 7:26 AM EDT

Blast (n.): An explosion of grammatical and spelling corrections.
G_Blee (n.): A form of unarmed combat, which focuses on the 'kick, reset and ban' technique.
Phantom Ink (n.): Specialised ink which transfers what is written to a page somewhere else.
Elvis Boots (n.): Footwear which increases DX, as well as gives you the special Elvis-like dance powers.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 2 2006 8:32 AM EDT

e-moshing - The art of jumping up and down to music using your online avatar.

th00p April 2 2006 10:12 AM EDT

ROFL! oh man, Blast and G_Bleee are incredible!

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 2 2006 10:57 AM EDT

Codd - A fish which gives up trying to swim upstream several times before eventually dying.

AdminG Beee April 2 2006 12:43 PM EDT

Contest and thread closed to new entries.

I'll make a poll using the entries sutekh and I liked best soon :)

AdminG Beee April 2 2006 2:19 PM EDT

Poll options are:

--

rufen, March 17 2006 7:15 PM EST
Dexicon (n) book of computer terms

Carbonize, March 31 2006 7:06 AM EST
Tel-e-phobe (n) Fear of or contempt for electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds, "The telephobe was locked inside a telephone booth."

Johnnywas, March 31 2006 7:33 AM EST
Longuage. The art of speaking as though you have swallowed a dictionary.

Vicious Cat, April 1 2006 4:48 AM EST
Unaimed Combat - The pressing of two buttons in sequential order in the hope that a decent strat will present itself in the future.

Sacredpeanut, April 1 2006 8:24 PM EST
Changehog - one who posts far too many replies in a changelog thread.

Johnnywas, March 31 2006 8:39 AM EST
Stratedgy. The feeling that you get as changemonth approaches and you wonder what Jon is going to nerf next.

AdminG Beee April 4 2006 7:37 AM EDT

Poll results are in with Stratedgy being a clear winner for Johnnywas.

Well done!
G Beee (Admin_Beee) 164.129.1.39 Johnnywas (Jack Crow) $1000000 -- see /bboard..001kJn 7:36 AM EDT

Thread opened again just in case anyone wants to continue adding words for entertainment purposes only :)

QBJohnnywas April 4 2006 7:41 AM EDT

I'm rich I tell you rich!


Thanks Mr Beee, I thoroughly enjoyed that!

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 8:02 AM EDT

Beers are on you!

Congratulations! :D

QBJohnnywas April 4 2006 8:12 AM EDT

Tockle. To make somebody laugh so much they fall over.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 8:23 AM EDT


Begenerates: Beee and his vile little band of cohorts.

Maelstrom April 4 2006 8:25 AM EDT

Congrats Johnny!
If the beers are truly "on" you, be careful not to tip any over!

Oh, and I'll collect my tithe from that 1mil now... ;)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 8:50 AM EDT

:D I'm a cohort!

Do we get catch phrases and costumes?

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 8:57 AM EDT

Oogle Image(s) -- The naughty option(s) ogled after using Google Image on perfectly benign words. A pastime of Begenerates.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 4 2006 10:10 AM EDT

*Oogles Bast*

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 10:12 AM EDT


So I've heard.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 4 2006 10:16 AM EDT


Glecher: As a lecher, see Begenerate.

Untouchable April 4 2006 6:54 PM EDT

Pichachu: Pi Pi: Pichachu

rufen April 4 2006 9:03 PM EDT

Vexploration- What Christopher Columbus felt when he was lost. Diptator- A spicy spud with WMD dipping sauce. Screenspot- The one piece of dust that you can never remove from your monitor. Just a few more to add as entertainment. Hope you like them.

AdminG Beee April 5 2006 5:04 AM EDT

Rendition --> Pendition: Bast's antiseptic term for her practice of sending captured terrorist suspects to other countries for English lessons.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] April 5 2006 5:06 AM EDT


(Not "other countries" generically -- The Netherlands, specifically.)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] April 5 2006 1:12 PM EDT

Generation -> Genderation: During a shortage of one gender the opposite gender are given a limit to how many they can see in one week.
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