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    The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its annual contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words. Here are some of the selected results.

    -- Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs.

    -- Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained.

    -- Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

    -- Esplanade (v.), to attempt an explanation while drunk.

    -- Negligent (adj.), describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

    -- Lymph (v.), to walk with a lisp.

    -- Gargoyle (n.), olive-flavored mouthwash.

    -- Flatulence (n.) emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

    -- Balderdash (n.), a rapidly receding hairline.

    -- Oyster (n.), a person who sprinkles his conversation with 'Yiddishisms'.

    -- Frisbeetarianism (n.), The belief that, when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

    Still collecting Frank Thomas in any uni and HoFer G/U & Auto's.

    I do not trade nor buy at "eBay values", unless a card is so rare that it is unlisted.

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