(From the Toronto Globe and Mail)
The challenge: suggest a word for something for which there is no word in english
, by changing another word. Some of the best answers:
Fattery: carefully chosen words about your significant other's weight.
Filmsy: a light, insubstantial film.
Pollytician: MP with no original ideas who only repeats what he hears.
Olympeean: athlete who passes all the doping tests.
Revenue employee who is able to work
on more than one file at a time.
Crocktail: drink that encourages boastful exaggeration
Parslimonious: insufficiently garnished.
Lattetude: very wide selection of coffee drinks.
Hipedemic: widespread outbreak of people saying "cool!"
Transparents: couples so vacuous even their small kids
can see right through them.
Cronenburger: fast food
that tastes good going down but leaves a creepy feeling in the pit of the stomach.
Serendripity: looking for cleanser under the sink only to discover a leak.
Scofflawn: neighbour who doesn't mow.
Bluffoon: someone who only pretends to be the village idiot.
Fink tank: group of colleagues who like to rat on each other.
Namnesia: the U.S.'s forgetfulness when framing foreign policy.