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Welcome to Word Play Masters Invitational, a wordplay website that began on a whim in and has become increasingly popular ever since. By its own , the Washington Post sometimes gets credit, if incorrectly, for an amazingly viral list of neologisms from in which a real word has been changed by one letter, often paired with another to give new meanings to existing words. Nowadays we get thousands of words a year and post the best of them — words that are fun, funny or useful. In the annual lists in the Prior Winners section you will find nearly 4, words that have been published since we first started.

Published entries have burgeoned from just 78 words in to nearly in If you want to enter the contest, feel free to send in a word for consideration on the Submit Words . Please note that not all words are posted. Some are pretty far from the basic rules one letter change, etc. Some are a little obscure — you may have to take out your actual dictionary to figure them out.

We get thousands of contributions: for we intended to publish only the best 10 words each week, but the prodigious output and consistent quality of our regular contributors has defeated that ambition. We also try not to post words that might be offensive to our younger readers besides, who wants our s to start showing up on unfortunate search . Finally, we also try not to post words that are based on religious words or concepts or identifications whether pejorative or not.

Once a year we have a contest to determine the ten best words with no scientific validity whatsoever. The top 10 words for each year from have been collated at Decacedents — 11 Years of Wordplay. The Washington Post still runs contests, but not with the rules that apply here, and we commend them for it. Here are the winners: 1. Cashtration n. Intaxication : Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with. Reintarnation : Coming back to life as a hillbilly. Bozone n. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little of breaking down in the near future.

Foreploy : Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid. Giraffiti : Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. Inoculatte : To take coffee intravenously when you are running late. Osteopornosis : A degenerate disease. This one got extra credit. Decafalon n. Glibido : All talk and no action. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. Arachnoleptic Fit n. Beelzebug n. Caterpallor n. The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words.

And the winners are: 1. Coffee , n. The person upon whom one coughs. Flabbergasted , adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. Abdicate , v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. Esplanade , v.. To attempt an explanation while drunk. Willy-nilly , adj. Negligent , adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown. Lymph , v. To walk with a lisp. Gargoyle , n. Olive-flavored mouthwash. Flatulence , n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller. Balderdash , n.

A rapidly receding hairline. Testicle , n. A humorous question on an exam. Rectitude , n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists. Pokemon , n.. A Rastafarian proctologist. Oyster , n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. Frisbeetarianism , n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there. Circumvent , n. An opening in the front of jockey shorts worn by Jewish men. Feel free to this list anywhere you want. We just want to have some fun with words! Word Play Masters Invitational Welcome to Word Play Masters Invitational, a wordplay website that began on a whim in and has become increasingly popular ever since.

An opening in the front of jockey shorts worn by Jewish men Feel free to this list anywhere you want. Search for:. Copyright The Idea - Not the Words

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