The Week Contest
This week’s question: Four people were arrested after a fistfight broke out in an “empathy tent” at the University of California, Berkeley, a space where left-wing activists and supporters of President Trump were supposed to find common ground. Please come up with a more appropriate name for a place where these two sides can meet to discuss their differences.
Last week’s contest: After North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Trump a “dotard,” Google saw an immediate spike in searches for that rarely used word, which means “an old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.” If Kim were to publish a collection of creative insults to use against rivals and enemies, what title could he give the book?
THE WINNER: “Nuclear Burns”—Natalie Mann, Los Angeles
SECOND PLACE: “Rogue’s Thesaurus” Phyllis Klein, New York City
THIRD PLACE: “38 Unparalleled Put-downs” Paul Pettinelli, Charlton, Mass.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “No empathy” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 17. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Oct. 20. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
▸ The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.