28 February 2012

Alternative Definitions

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. 

2. Flabbergasted, adj. Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained. 

3. Abdicate, v. To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

4. esplanade, v. To attempt an explanation while drunk.

5. Willy-nilly, adj. Impotent. 

6. Negligent, adj. Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown.

7. Lymph, v. To walk with a lisp.

8. Gargoyle, n. Olive-flavored mouthwash.

9. Flatulence, n. Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.

10. Balderdash, n. A rapidly receding hairline.

11. Testicle, n. A humorous question on an exam. 

12. Rectitude, n. The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists.

13. Pokemon, n. A Rastafarian proctologist. 

14. Oyster, n. A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms. 

15. Frisbeetarianism, n. The belief that, after death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

16. Circumvent, n. An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men

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27 February 2012

"There's been a terrible accident ... "

Ladder_accident.wmv Watch on Posterous

Can you name that series...?

Another needless ladder accident with serious injury; the only good thing was that it was caught on video so others could learn from his mistakes.  You will be able to see how it could have easily been prevented.
Takes under a minute... speakers on.

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Mensa Invitational - one letter alteration of meaning

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding,  subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. 

Here are the winners:
1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone ( n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future. 

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid. 

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high 

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. 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. 

12. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action. 

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. 

15. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor ( n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

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Army Leads the way in Social Media Engagement including 54 page guidelines posted to Slideshare

Tranquility Base - on earth

Cherry Blossoms, Japan


Autumn in Germany 

The beauty of Antarctica 

Salzburg Austria - A most beautiful city

Neuschwannstein, King Ludwig's Castle in Bavaria, Germany 

Windmills of Holland

Beauty of Tibet 

Disney Castle

Golden Maple Leaf 

Edge of Glacier

Lavender Farm 

The Night Scene of Eiffel Tower 

Blue Sea 

Earthbound Rainbow 

Mirror Lake

Lavender at the Foot of the Mountain 

Comet (Make a wish) 

The Purple Romance 

Breithorn Peak, Switzerland

Deep Autumn 

The Moon and Star on Earth

You only pass this way Once...

Pass this on so someone else can enjoy.
Maybe even make them smile.

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Village of Giethoorn - no roads

Very beautiful pictures of a Village in Holland... With no roads at all! It is the Village of Giethoorn.

A Village in Holland wherein you can't find a single road...
All transportation is done by boats along the river.
But it's not a problem as it is so beautiful!

Hard to believe such tranquility!!

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