634 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 78 PART 4 JULY 2020
Recently, The Washington Post published the winning submissions to its
annual contest in which readers provide alternative meanings for common
words. From that list, here are some of those neologisms:
Coffee (n.): the person upon whom one coughs.
Esplanade (v.): to attempt an explanation while drunk.
Negligent (adj.): describes a condition in which you absentmindedly
answer the door in your nightgown.
Balderdash (n.): a rapidly receding hairline.
Testicle (n.): a humorous question on an exam.
Pokémon (n): a Rastafarian proctologist.
In Berlin v. E.C. Publications, Inc., 219 F. Supp. 911 (U.S. District Court S.D.
New York 1963), the defendants succeeded in defeating a copyright
infringement claim related to the following parody, which appeared in an
issue of the satirical magazine Mad:
Blue Skies Blue Cross
smiling at me Had me agree
Nothing but Blue Skies To a new Blue Cross
do I see, Policy!
Bluebirds Blue Cross
singing a song Said I would be
Nothing but Bluebirds Happy that Blue Cross
all day long, Covered me!
Never saw the sun Then I took a fall,
shining so bright, Leg in a splint;
Never saw things They said that I
going so right, Should read the fine print!
Noticing the days When a very high
hurrying by, Fever I ran,
When you’re in love They told me I
my! how they fly, Took out the wrong plan!
Blue days That’s Blue Cross!
all of them gone There seems to be
Nothing but blue skies Plenty for Blue Cross!
from now on. None for me!
Richard S. Margetts, Q.C., was appointed to the board of Camosun College
for a term ending July 31, 2021.
Krisha Kaur Dhaliwal was appointed to the board of Langara College for a
term ending July 31, 2022.
Tyler J. Holte was reappointed as a member of the board of Northern Lights
College for a term ending July 31, 2023.