The Week Contest
This week’s question: 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?
Last week’s contest: Actress turned lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow has opened a Goop Lab store in Los Angeles, filled with such products as “sex dust,” healing stones, and “psychic vampire repellent.” Please come up with the name of another useful new product of this type that Paltrow could sell.
THE WINNER: TranscenDental Floss Carol J. Hill, Elephant Butte, N.M.
SECOND PLACE: Snake Oil of Olay —Phyllis Klein, New York City
THIRD PLACE: Conscious Uncufflinks Tim Mistele, Coral Gables, Fla.
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 “Kim insults” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, Oct. 10. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, Oct. 13. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.