29 Mar 2012


First seen by myself on Grandmere Mimi's blog, I thought this would be a fun game to play, the idea being you ........

  •  Take a word, any word, from the dictionary 
  •  Alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter
  •  Supply a new definition.
To give you some examples, I'll quote the following as seen on Grandmere's post, the rest you can see by clicking HERE.

  • Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole
  • Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high 
  • Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you
  • Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out
What do you mean, I need to play as well? Really?

OK then, how about ..........

Grief, this is harder than it looks, erm, how about ..........

  • Crimate: A monkey with a criminal record.
  • Fate Mail: Correspondence sent by astrologers.
  • Manxiety: A mental health condition suffered by self obsessed males.
  • Penopausal: Writers Block as suffered by some female authors of a certain age.
A fairly pitiful effort on my behalf, let's see if you can do any better.


NRIGirl said...

Treeper - a creeper that climbs on a tree

Booj - a book of jokes

Camily - a family of camels

How'z that? I am quiite impressed I coiled some new words!

Not quite penopausal yet.


anilkurup said...

I was ROL reading the word "Gilibido" ha ha!

Really great T, wonderful find , ingenious idea.

GMR said...

Love it! I'm afraid my efforts won't be much better how about...

picycle - the pie man of old, bringing pies near and far while keeping the enviroment green...

...hehe. ^_^

Kelly said...

This is so clever!! I love yours and the examples you provided.

Hmmm...I'm gonna have to think on it awhile and see if I can come up with any of my own.

Suko said...

Your attempts are very clever! My turn at this word game, hmmm...think I'll stick to Words with Friends for the time being.

naida said...

omg, Ignoranus is too funny. And so is Manxiety :P

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Heh... I suck at these types of games, but I'm enjoying what words are being made up. :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are some fun definitions! :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

LOL! This was fun. I like doing things like this. :D Thank you!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Loved decalfalon!!!

John McElveen said...

I LOVED them all and yours were terrific!

Well done.

I can usually do something wordy- but I'm at a total loss for the moment...... Wait--------

Brain Fart- Dude you didn't! Instead of what I'm having right now...sorry--best I could dodo!


Jenners said...

Oh this is totally fun. Let's see. What can I come up with?

scrowl - the noise a dog makes to show displeasure at his owner's actions

mystopia - a future society in which people with bad vision rule the world

hypocrime - maleovent actions against hippos

Must think of more!

carol said...

How fun! You're much more creative than I could be.

Jinky said...

Hilarious!! You did pretty well!! --I can't think of one at the moment but if I do I'll come back. :)