Funny definitions for words. Here is a touch of humor with words for you.
adult — A person who has stopped growing up and starts growing out.
relief — What trees do in the Spring
teenager — One whose hang-ups do not include clothes.
optimist — A person who smells smoke and gets out the marshmallows.
artery — art supply shop
committee — A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
auctioneer — A person who looks forbidding.
balderdash — rapid hair loss
dogmatic — pulled by Huskies
fibula — Small lie
pulpit – blender setting
Neologism? Yes — that is a new word meaning, usage or phrase. In some cases, a neologism is a common word with a new and humorous meaning.
The Washington Post newspaper recently had quite a list of these funny definitions.
Here are a few examples from their article:
- coffee — a person who is coughed on
- cabbage patch — a patch for those trying to stop eating cabbage
- discussion — a Frisbee-related head injury
- population — the nice feeling you get when drinking soda
Be sure to check out the full Washington Post article for some others. I liked racket, gargoyle and flabbergasted too.
Do you have any to add?