The Week contest: Crying foul
This week's question: The Wall Street Journal reports that stressed-out Americans' use of foul language has exploded during the pandemic, partly because Zoom calls from home encouraged more casual conversation. If a self-help author were to write a book of tips on how to express pandemic frustration through creative cursing, what profanity-free title could it have?
THE WINNER: "Swearing Off Covid"
Paul Hickey, Fairfax, Va.
SECOND PLACE: "The Ultimate WTF Guide to WFH"
Colleen Rustad, Petaluma, Calif.
THIRD PLACE: "Four Letter Words for the Moderna Age"
Louis Panzer, Jamestown, N.C.
"Diss Cussing the Pandamic"
Michael Grossman, San Dimas, Calif.
"WHO Says You Can't Curse?"
Diane Ross, Lafayette Hill, Pa.
"What the Fauci: How to Curse Cute"
Joe Ayella, Wayne, Pa.
"XOXO: X-pletives for Omicron"
Jesse Rifkin, Arlington, Va.
"How to Swear with Flair (In the Time of Bad Air)"
Daryl Dietz, Omro, Wis.
"How to Pan the Pandemic"
Sandy Lowry, Wilmington, Del.
"Delta Force-ful Expression"
Bill Levine, Belmont, Mass.