Twisted definitions

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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by HHHPUZZLES » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:51 pm

I couldn't stop trying to think up 'twisted definitions' last night. Thank you Erik Kowal for such a fun challenge. Here are a few more I thought of:

defunitions = items in a humorous dictionary

lather jacket = barber's coat

dotted lion = leopard

pillow cake = a small sheet cake

magazen = publication on meditation
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:55 pm

[quote="HHHPUZZLES"

porking space = hot dog stand

This conjured up a different mental image entirely.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by HHHPUZZLES » Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:49 pm

Here are some more twisted definitions:

Cane and Able = before and after knee surgery

grandmother cluck= sound of an old hen

thyme table = spice shelf

arthwriteus = writer's cramp

hole grain = Cheerios

slowgan = motto for a procrastinator
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:10 am

Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.The above was a friend's FB status. When I asked permission to quote it, he admitted stealing from an unremembered article.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Jun 13, 2010 6:08 am

.. christine along with others here have a look at the Unword Dictionary ..

WoZ on the other side of the chasm
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:36 am

Thanks WoZ for making me 'hip to' the site!
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Phil White » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:08 pm

"Sarchasm" has been around for a while as part of an email that was doing the rounds a few years ago purporting to be the results of a competition by the Washington Post. I was never too sure that it really was a competition, but I just tracked it down on the Washington Post's website here. It may be available elsewhere on the site if you have an account.

I would like to think that it is correctly attributed to Rich Hall, but dates would be needed.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Wizard of Oz » Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:23 pm

HOMONYMS >> A reel waist of thyme.

(Taken from a Mental Floss t-shirt)

WoZ, tu est, to bee, two sea.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by trolley » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:32 pm

Irrelephant....anything not pertaining to pachyderms.
(also from the Mental Floss people)
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Ken Greenwald » Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:34 am

For more similar good stuff see alternate word meanings and made-up words and redefinitions and New Twists on Famous Phrases.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Phil White » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:27 pm

ignorange: The fruit of the tree next to the tree of wisdom.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Papple -- The fruit of the tree of platitudes.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by marie26 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:11 pm

schwash-a short, neutral vegetable, found mostly in unstressed gardens.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Not an accent plant then, Marie?
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:19 am

.. Marie I salutes ya ^^^^^^

WoZ of the unstressed
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