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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. One of this year’s winners:

Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

An apt addition: … and in many blogs at once.


come at you rapidly, and then whiz right by you, receding rapidly …