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The Week contest - Greek money
If Greece fails to adopt severe austerity measures, it may have to abandon the euro as its currency. Rather than return to the drachma, what should Greece call its new currency, to reflect its current political and financial situation?
 
Greek Finance Minister George Papandreou  during a press conference Thursday: Greece will capitalize on an E.U. agreement to slash its debt by moving forward with economic reforms.
Greek Finance Minister George Papandreou during a press conference Thursday: Greece will capitalize on an E.U. agreement to slash its debt by moving forward with economic reforms.
REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of last week's contest: TSA Notes

Last week's question: If Greece fails to adopt severe austerity measures demanded by European leaders, it may have to abandon the euro as its currency. Rather than return to the drachma, what should Greece call its new currency, to reflect its current political and financial situation?

THE WINNER: Oopa
Richard G. Marcil, Macomb MI

SECOND PLACE: Brokelava
Thomas Saulnier, Springfield, MA
 
THIRD PLACE: Melodrachma
Kathleen Yacio Sargent, Bedford, TX
 
HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Fail-o Dough
Aaron Malver, Seattle, WA
 
The Greece Spot
Alan Parven, Commerce Twp., MI

Dolema
Samantha Amedeo, Yellville, AR
 
The Gyro
Mark Kornick, Sommers, MT
 
The IOUro
Herman Waltzer, Alabaster, AL

Hell-nos
James Fletcher, Peterborough, NH
 
The Dreckma
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA
 
Draconia
John Besnard, Irvine, CA

The Apollo 13
Zollie Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

Spanakopital
Heidi Hanssen, St. Louis Park, MN

The Drach-ula
Tom Haydock, Hartland, CT

The Acrapolis
Richard Pinover, S. Colton, NY

The Acropolypse
Patrick Leahy, Albany, OR

The Collapseum
William Kelly, San Francisco, CA

Eurover
Roy Schultz, West Chester, OH

Eur-OPA!
Kol Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

The Eur-inal
Randy Mealer, Defiance, OH

The Xero
Jeff Schafran, Albany, NY

The Zeusan B. Anthony
Juli Hanssen, St. Louis Park, MN

Greece’s Pieces
Sandi Porras, Buena Park, CA

Greek Tragedy
Marianna Lippincott, Columbus, NJ

Flatbread
Jacquie Roland, Saugerties, NY

Poraus
Joel Greenspan, Atlanta, GA

Louzo
Dan Pearl, Southborough, MA

Eurotrash
Peter Grant, Pearblossom, CA

The Spartacan't
David Prybock, Pittsburgh, PA

The Hemlock
Robert J Davis, Scottsdale, AZ

The Ruin
Steven Bennett, Cambridge, OH

The Merkel
Herb Briggs, Stamford, CT

 

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