Sure, maybe we can spell some of the words that were thrown at the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants, but do we know what they mean? I doubt many of us have incorporated the word “allothogenic” – meaning “formed elsewhere” – into our everyday vocabulary.
No, it’s much more fun to make up the definitions instead. That’s why we’re giving readers a list of words (which, by the way, is composed of actual words that this year’s contestants were asked to spell), to create definitions for.
The definitions can be funny, political or whatever you think best represents the word you choose.
Post your made-up definitions in the comment section, and recommend the definitions you like most from other readers. The best, funniest and most recommended will be featured in a later post.
If you’re on Twitter, then include your user handle with your definitions - @washingtonpost will be tweeting favorites throughout the day.