Definitions in Deviant and Comical Format

(lexicomedy, linguicomedy, or a chuckleglossary consisting of definitions which are markedly different from the accepted dictionary norm)

Just as biology and chemistry join in biochemistry to reveal new unifying processes, so language and humor join in linguicomedy to reveal unexpected similarities.

—Evan Esar in his Humorous English;
Horizon Press; New York; 1961; page 16.
When someone is shocked about how much weight he or she has gained.
A container for holding dead batteries.
A plateau is a high form of flattery.
The belief or fear by someone that when he or she dies, his or her soul will fly up onto the roof and get stuck there.
Vandalism spray-painted very, very high; such as, on an overpass.
A girl who breaks dates by going out with them.
A ready-to-use hat.
hard to beat
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
howling success
The baby who gets picked up at 2 A.M.
in Seine
Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.
Where campers sleep.
A backward poet writes inverse.
A place where the bottom of the sea sticks up through the water.
Twelve people who very often determine which client has the best lawyer.
A gown worn while sitting on the grass.

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