The Washington Post’s Style Invitational has once again asked readersto take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting,or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are thisyear’s winners:

Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops brightideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows littlesign of breaking down in the near future.

Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.  Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.  Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.  Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.  Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these reallybad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, aserious bummer (this contributor was clearly suffering from the Dopelereffect – the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come atyou rapidly!)

Decafalon (n.):<:i> The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.  Glibido: All talk and no action. Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web.   Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you’re eating.

Ignoranus: A person who’s both stupid and an ass****.