The Week Contest
This week’s question: The high-end retailer Nordstrom was widely ridiculed after it started selling $425 jeans that come caked with fake mud, to make it look like the wearer was prepared “to get down and dirty.” If Nordstrom were to launch a new line of pre-dirtied workwear for lazy fashionistas, what name should it give the brand?
Last week’s contest: A new study has found that the more hours Facebook users log on the social network, the more their sense of happiness, well-being, and actual physical health decline, partly because seeing other people’s glorified versions of their lives makes users feel depressed. Please come up with a medical term to describe this social media–induced malady.
THE WINNER: Traumatic post disorder David Stoner, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
SECOND PLACE: Instagrim —John Hall, Milton, Fla.
THIRD PLACE: Dislikesia —Elinor Elphick, Bonita, Calif.
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Dirty fashion” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, May 9. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, May 12. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.