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
Foreploy: any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of obtaining sex.
Doltergeist: a spirit that decides to haunt someplace stupid, such as your septic tank.
Giraffiti: vandalism spray-painted very, very high, such as the famous "Surrender
Dorothy" on the Beltway overpass.
Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn't
Coiterie: a very VERY close-knit group.
Impotience: eager anticipation by men awaiting their Viagra prescription.
Reintarnation: coming back to life as Gabby Hayes.
DIOS: the one true operating system.
Inoculatte: to take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
Hipatitis: terminal coolness.
Writer's tramp: a woman who practices poetic licentiousness.
Taterfamilias: the head of the Potato Head family.
Osteopornosis: a degenerate disease.
Adulatery: cheating on your wife with a much younger woman who holds you in awe.
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.
Deifenestration: to throw all talk of God out the window.
Dopeler effect: the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you
Manufracture: to produce items which break after little use.
Imargination: the fantasy of being liminalized.
Telegant: Looking good on tv.