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I posted this in the Northeast Forums and got some great responses so I am reposting here.


The Washington Post holds a contest to find alternate meanings for various words.


The following were a couple of the winning entries:

* Coffee (n.), a person who is coughed upon.

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

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

* Willy-nilly (adj.), impotent

* Negligent (adj.), a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

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

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

* Pokemon (n), A Jamaican proctologist.


Can you come up with any geocaching related alternative meanings, here's a couple:

* Cache Swag (n.), the strut ones does after they find a WG$

* GZ (n), what long islanders call the state on the other side of the Hudson

* Multi (n) - a type of grog

* Mystery cache (v) - ducking at the last second to evade a tree hidden by the landscape (miss-tree kak-he)


Added by BrianSnat:

* Muggle (n.) - A small glass of beer

* Decon Box (n.) - A roach motel

Alternate: Decon Box (n.) - a brown paper bag lunch they give ex-convicts after they leave jail

* Waypoint (v.) - to give directions

* Travel Bug (n.) - Monteczuma's Revenge

* URP (n.) - What you do after drinking warm soda

* Markwell (n.) - To build a good hiking trail

* YAPIDAKA (n.) - Part of Fred Flintstone signature call "yapidaka doo"

Micro (n.) - My black pet bird


Added by Crouching Hiker, Hidden Cache:

CITO (v.) - to notice a hole in your boot

briansnat (n.) - the dyslexic's spelling of "ant brains"


Added by Skully and Mulder:

* Virtual cache (n.) - Credit card.

* Mystery cache (n.)- Money from an unknown origin.


Added by JMbella:

* Compass (n.): Free booty

* GPS (n.): Geocaching Preoccupation Syndrome

* Groundspeak: What you do after a long night of drinking


Can you come up with alternate meanings for the same words or others?

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2003 Winner's from the Washington Post Style Invitational


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

Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
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.
Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.
Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.
Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.
Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)
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.
Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.
Glibido: All talk and no action.
Dopeler effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.
Arachnoleptic fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.
Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.
Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.
Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an a******.
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Jeremy - A French guy Remy introducing himself

Irish (n.) - An ocular making lots of money

pack heat (n.) - a bunch of rednecks in a state of estruation

micro cache (n.) - very small change

cache abroad (v.) - to pay for female escort

ammo box (n.) - a bovine transportation container

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Markwell: To arrange all of the sticks on top of the ammo can in a parallel universe. :mellow:

Gladware-what the village people have on at the YMCA! :wacko:

SWAG- Sealed with a gecko. Lep has used up all of his hamsters. B)

YAPIDKA-Latka Gravis' kid brother. He only appeared in a few episodes of Taxi. Both roles were played by Andy Kaufmann. :unsure:

Forums-where everyone knows your name, and gripe, and problems, and .....

Avatar-what a cockney lad says when offering you a friendly sailor on the wharf (clad in gladware)

Ok I'm done that last one was a real stretch.

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Ok, these suck the big time, but here goes:


Snoogans (n. pl.) - friendly firearms

hedberg (geogr.) - Mt. Rushmore

El Diablo (adj.) - Capable to estimate the lethal dosis

Renegade Knight (interj.) - Used as a mild exclamation when the kidneys fail at nocturnal hours

decrypt (v.) - to pull out the cache container from a sepulcher

cruise control (v.) - to write down license plate numbers and take photographs at an inspiration point

Nude Cacher (n.) - someone buying salamanders

hiking staff (n.) - provincial personnel


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Bozone (n.)[/b]: 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.

In the forums, this would be any "dead horse" or obvious troll thread. :smile:

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I guess it IS about time I gathered these together... Some are particular to AS regulars...


FORUM SHEPHARD: Someone who signs on to a public forum and declares him/herself God.


eTrexercise = All the extra walking you do when all you've got is the little yellow booger


Bugho = Someone who re-visits caches just to snag the travel bugs


Bugwarden = Someone who gets a travel bug and doesn't want to set it free again


Bugjunkie = Someone who would drive over their own mother for a Travel Bug


Magellicide = Walking off a cliff while following the map on your GPS insead of the road


Poocache = What you sometimes find when you reach into the hollow log without looking first


Stunodgrapher = Someone who keeps track of what the chicken says


Upermensch = Those who fantasize about flamingos


Sparky Wattage = amount of energy necessary to fire up a thread


Transitory = sex change for a pig


Webfruit = the chunky things between a frog's toes


JeMBELLISHMENT = Throwing in a bus comment just to keep Einstein happy.


CACHE HASH = the small bits of leaves, broken toys, snail shells, bug bodies and other detritus found at the bottom of a well-visited cache


CACHE DRAWER = where a cacher keeps his supply of pencils, notebooks, plasic bugs, sock puppets, McToys, film cans and other caching supplies


CACHE DRAWERS = items occassionally left in caches at entrances to nudist colonies.


CACHE NUTS = found in above


CASHEW NUTS = a yummy, hign protein snack


CACHE U-NUTS = used with cache U-bolts to secure caches to poles


JOHNNY CASH = Famous country/western singer


JOHNNY CACHE = See: muggled, disgusting mess


CACHE RELIEF = A handy tree away from the cache and fellow cachers


CACHE CASH RELIEF = finding change for the meter in the micro when all you have left is bills


ICONFILIA = a love of posting forum icons by themselves as a way to raise one's "post count"


CACHERAM = mythical source of all Hindu and Buddhist related virtual caches


ICONFILIC LOG = Log wih more than two posting icons in the body. Often associated with the kind of people who dot their "I's" with smiley faces.


ICONECTOMY = The practice of removing other writers' icons when quoting their posts.


CACHE POTATO = Cacher who spends hours on the computer instead of caching.


PUNTERED = A play on words that no one wants to be around.


GARMEANDERED = tried to find a cache on a cloudy day, in the woods, by only following the "Go To" arrow on your little yellow eTrex. see also: eTREXERCISE


NORMOPATH = one who cache potatos waiting for the 50th post on every page.


GEOCRASHING = Crossing private property to get to a cache.


CACHEGUERILLA = One who places a cache anywhere regardless of caching etiquette, rules or proper procedure.


GUERILLACACHE = One placed in defiance of rules, just begging to be archived.


CATSCAN = Allowing GPSKitty to OK your posts.


AMMOPHELES = Type of mosquito found living near traditional caches.


SAXOTRACK = The action of injecting some necessary levity into otherwise humorless posts.


SKEETER-DEETER = Expert in bug repellant


GEO-METRO = one who's caching astivities are limited to urban areas


NON-SILLYCITATION POLICY = Practice of not allowing AS regulars to post elswhere in the site.


LOGARITHMS - Notes left by poetic cachers


LOGJAM - What occurs when the cache owner fails to replace the cache log.


McBEEF - Complaint about the placement of Happy Meal toys in caches.


LEGGROOM - The act off brushing the burrs off one's pants


ZIPBLOCK - The bad spot on a cheap baggie that keeps it from sealing properly.


MEWSPAPER = the part the cat sleeps on


McCache = Just like a thousand others found all over the world hidden the same way with the same kind of stuff inside.


COAdvil = headache medication for AS moderators


puppymobster = moderator with a few connections in the "family" ... if you know what I mean.


uperdooper = a regular contributor to the geocaching.com forum


upperpooper = second story on a fancy outhouse


Pipanella = a contributing member of the geo-caching.com forum


Pimpanella = Cinderella's less fortunate sister


Cache fluffer = someone who feels obligated to go through a crowded Tupperware container leaving it impossible to close the lid


Geo Prism = Inexpensive car that is my current ride.


Geo Prison = Cache containing a Travel Bug that is in a nearly inaccessible location

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Datum --- what the girl said about the cute guy: "Sure, I'd like to datum. If he'd just ask me!"


Longitude --- wife gets in a snit that lasts a long time she's got a major longitude.


Latitude --- person who is generally happy & laughing: "He's always laughing. He's got a great latitude!"


Cache Box --- where I keep my poker money under my underwear on the 2nd drawer.


Travel Bug --- what the kids seem to get just as soon as you pull out of the driveway on a 500 mile journey.


Cache Log --- my checkbook register where I write in the amount of money I (don't) have


Trade Item --- examples: a hammer is a carpenter's trade item. A wrench is a mechanic's trade item. A stethoscope is a doctor's. etc. (OK -- I stretched on this one)


Cache Approver --- the loan officer at the bank


Missing Cache --- the coins under the seats in your car


Online Log --- the stinkin' piece of wood that your fishing line ALWAYS gets caught on


Cache Event --- payday!!!

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Streching... :mad:


Bassoonpilot (interj.) - an exclamation of hunger: the need to get fish quickly and many quiches too

carleenp (v.) - to urinate while supporting oneself by means of an automobile

Halden (n.) - vestibule of a nest

Cache Viking (n.) - The sixth currency monarch

parkrrr (interj.) - the noise you don't want to hear when pulling your car into a tight space

Desert Warrior (n.) - food fighter beyond the main course

Captain Morgan (n.) - military person demanding supplementary weaponry

clearpath (n.) - hiking trail cleaner

oregone (n.) - the state when all the metal bearing rock is mined

Right Wing Wacko (n.) - a bird who flies circles (clockwise)

Stunod (v.) - another of these guys agreeing

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bugsheet (n.) - excrements of an insect

ziploc (n.) - chastity belt

bug tag (n.) - A game. Insects take turns being "it" and trying to catch each other.

Criminal (n.) - Crimean rectum

Sparky-Watts - the more lively brother of the drummer of Rolling Stones

Dinoprophet (n.) - exhortation for an augur to stay alive

forums - the reason why Captain Morgan chose his nickname

neck of woods (n.) - Pinocchio's anatomical detail

moderator (n.) - Arnold Schwarzenegger's new movie situated in the world of fashion

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Sorry, I can't make it stop... :blink:


benchmark (n.) - what you leave on your seat when you're sweaty

lanyard (n.) - a quad of local area network

The Leprechauns (n. pl.) - TV-channels for those suffering from leprocy

Mopar (n.) - what the guy who sucks at golf has

Geo Ho (n.) - someone who takes cache for doing it

Rubbertoe (v. imp.) - suggestion to give a female a foot massage

breaktrack (v.) - to vandalize a hiking trail

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discreet - acting like you dont know anything when you know full well that someone knows that you know something, even though you try to appear to know nothing, which triggers someone else to believe that someone knows that you know something, and it continues so forth, ad infinitum, until someone just decides to call the police and get it over with.

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Sorry, it's almost 3 am, I'm not completetly sober, and MY FINGERS JUST KEEP TYPING! :blink:


Garmin - a Norwegian calling his/her dog to enter the house

Torry - the UK conserrvative party

Hydee - Dr Jekylee's evil side

Rothstafari - the new phat Jamaican hairdo of Van Halen's former singer

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Letterboxing - A sport derived from letter chess: The fighters write their next move on a piece of paper, close it in an envelope and post it to their opponents. Blocking your punch and finishing you with a jab. Down you go.


ba gur fghzc - decrypted hint given by a presidential candidate.


GPSaxophone - A useful future device where means of global posititoning, woodcutting and telecommunication are compactly combined with a musical instrument.


Cache pirate - A coefficient where your money is multiplied by 3,14159.

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