The Week contest
This week’s question: Britain’s exit from the European Union keeps getting delayed because U.K. politicians can’t agree on how exactly the country should depart the bloc. Please come up with a psychological term for the syndrome that causes Britons to proclaim loudly that they want to leave the EU, only to repeatedly refuse to do so.
Last week’s contest: A 363-pound man has emerged as champion of Russia’s “male slapping” contest, in which two competitors take turns forcefully slapping each other’s faces, until one gives up. If a film studio were to make a Rocky-like movie about a face slapper’s inspiring journey to the championship, what would it be called?
THE WINNER: “Borscht Belting” Art Rodia, Woodbury, Conn.
SECOND PLACE: “The Sound of One Hand Slapping” Andru J. Reeve, Waterford, Va.
THIRD PLACE: “Slapping With the Enemy” Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.
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 “Brexit delay” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 16. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, April 19. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.