Model Invitational contest Week 1485: Switchcraft — transpose 2 letters to make a brand new phrase

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Swap the L and D in LEMONADE and also you get DEMON ALE: What made Billy and Susie’s curbside stand promote out in 20 minutes.

BETTY GARBLE: Famed pin-up mannequin with nice legs, not so nice a voice.

ACT OF DOG: Does your house owner’s coverage cowl shredded furnishings?

This week’s contest was instructed by 21-time Loser Jeff Rackow, who reminded the Empress of her goof in February when she introduced the Week 1474 contest as “Week 1744,” and instructed that she a minimum of get a contest out of it. This week: Swap the positions of two letters inside a phrase, title, title or phrase, then describe the consequence, as in Jeff’s “Lemonade/demon ale” instance and the others above. (Oh, I assume you would transpose numbers as nicely. What the heck.) As with all our neologism contests, be happy to incorporate a humorous sentence exhibiting how your time period might be used, since different Losers may consider the identical phrase, and since we would like readers to chuckle, you already know?

Submit as much as 25 entries at wapo.st/enter-invite1485 (no capitals within the Net handle). Deadline is Monday, Could 2; outcomes seem Could 22 in print, Could 19 on-line. See this week’s entry kind or Model Conversational column for the best way to format your entry.

Winner will get the Clowning Achievement, our Model Invitational trophy. Second place receives a pair of lovable Racing Nuns: Rev up the wheels on the underside, toy-car-style, and ship the mini-sisters sweeping gracefully down the hallway. They even have cute freckles beneath their wimples. Donated by Loser Charlie Hummel, whose household had “given up Nun Racing for Lent.”

Different runners-up win their alternative of our “For Finest Outcomes, Pour Into Prime Finish” Loser Mug or our “Complete Fools” Grossery Bag. Honorable mentions get considered one of our lusted-after Loser magnets, “A Small Jester of Appreciation” or “Shut, however Ceci N’est Pas un Cigare.” First Offenders obtain solely a smelly tree-shaped air “freshener” (FirStink for his or her first ink). See common contest guidelines and tips at wapo.st/inviteFAQ. The headline “Head Fakes” was submitted by Jesse Frankovich, Chris Doyle and Tom Witte; Dave Prevar wrote the honorable-mentions subhead. Be part of the vigorous Model Invitational Devotees group on Fb at on.fb.me/invdev; “like” the Model Invitational Ink of the Day on Fb at bit.ly/inkofday; and comply with @StyleInvite on Twitter.

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The Model Conversational: The Empress’s weekly on-line column discusses every new contest and set of outcomes. See this week’s, printed late Thursday, April 21, at wapo.st/conv1485.


Head fakes: Performs on headlines from Week 1481

Week 1481 was our perennial Mess With Our Heads contest, through which readers selected a headline from any publication and reinterpreted it by including a financial institution head, or subtitle. Among the many greater than 1,400 submissions, the Put up head “Trump In all probability Broke Legislation, Decide Finds” introduced many financial institution heads like “Pope In all probability Catholic,” “Solar In all probability Rose in East Right this moment.”

Put up headline: At age 101, he lastly obtained his highschool diploma

Financial institution head: Plans hole 12 months; dad and mom skeptical (Milo Sauer, Fairfax, Va.)

‘My purpose, finally, is to get eyeballs’: Our unique interview with Mr. Potato Head (Barbara Turner, Takoma Park, Md.)


2nd place and the dancing Hillary Clinton doll:

Catholic College names president: ‘Biden, duh’ (Sam Mertens, Silver Spring, Md.)


And the winner of the Clowning Achievement:

Surveillance Video Captures Man Throwing Rock By means of Two Home windows: Slapped comic simply retains getting assaulted (Invoice Dorner, Indianapolis)


Lightheaded: Honorable mentions

Date Lab: It wasn’t what she anticipated: Heaps extra panting and barking, for one factor (Duncan Stevens, Vienna, Va.)

At age 101, he lastly obtained his highschool diploma: Postal service apologizes for delay (Ryan Martinez, Takoma Park, Md.)

get a husband to cease and pay attention: Taser unveils new advertising slogan (Allen Haywood, Washington)

bushes isn’t the one option to mark the Nationwide Cherry Blossom Pageant: However hold your zipper up anyway (Kevin Dopart, Washington)

‘For God’s sake, this man can’t stay in energy’: ‘I’m doing my finest,’ sputters Kroger bagger after Shopper Karen outburst (Michael Cohen, Greenbelt, Md.)

10 ladies who’ve made historical past to date in 2022: Squeezing all of them into one article offers us house for actual information (Hannah Seidel, Alexandria, Va.)

97% had visibly decreased traces in a single week [face cream ad]: Ga. reviews nice success in shrinking turnout at polls (Beverley Sharp, Montgomery, Ala.)

Are we prepared for an additional wave? Queen says she is going to enterprise out once more subsequent week. (Mark Raffman, Reston, Va.)

Artwork Briles steps down as Grambling’s offensive coordinator days after being employed: ‘I don’t get it – I assumed I used to be being REALLY offensive’ (John Hutchins, Silver Spring, Md.)

Start of a Remaining 4: ‘No extra children!’ vows mom of quadruplets (Terry Lewis, Springfield, Va., a First Offender)

Bowser eyes bike and bus growth: ‘With the dimensions of as we speak’s butts, we’ve gotta have greater seats,’ D.C. mayor says (Craig Dykstra, Centreville)

Bowser plans $10 million effort to help Black homeownership in metropolis: Hopes to broaden program to cowl 4 houses subsequent 12 months (Allen Haywood)

Mind implant permits totally paralyzed affected person to speak: First communication is with billing division (Paul Frantz, San Francisco, a First Offender)

Clarence Thomas has some good recommendation for his spouse: Explains how self-destructing message apps work (Karen Golden, Prince Frederick, Md.)

Congressman Madison Cawthorn underneath hearth over claims of DC medication and orgies: ‘Why weren’t we invited?’ demand GOP leaders (Steve Benko, Southport, Conn.; Ken Bredemeier, Fairfax Station, Va., a First Offender)

D.C. plans spike in site visitors cameras that challenge fines: Speeders’ tires might be punished immediately by sharp-tipped projectile (Jeff Contompasis, Ashburn, Va.)

Examination exhibits how deeply Cruz was concerned: Trump colonoscopy exhibits ‘clear nostril print,’ doctor says (Mark Raffman)

Getty exhibition options wonderful depictions of human physique from Renaissance period to as we speak: They become bones! (Coleman Glenn, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.)

Giving a recent hearken to Grammy contenders: Choosy dad and mom maintain second spherical of interviews for surrogate nana (Sarah Walsh, Rockville, Md.)

I-395 drivers do silly issues, and he has the tape: Man speeds after speeders whereas holding his digital camera out the window (Jon Gearhart, Des Moines)

If Biden Is Annoyed With Garland, It’s His Personal Darn Fault: He may have taken down White Home Christmas decorations himself, critics say (Jon Grantham, Fairfax, Va.)

Hunter admits to killing close by household’s beloved canine: Bannon touts new Biden rumor (Frank Osen, Pasadena, Calif.)

It’s Satisfaction Week in Austin colleges. The Texas AG says that’s unlawful: Envy, lust, gluttony stay lawful, AG assures supporters (Karen Lambert, Chevy Chase, Md.)

Jim Jordan prods GOP colleagues to think about impeaching Biden: Different R’s refuse as a result of ‘Biden will not be actually president’ (Steve Leifer, Potomac, Md.)

LA County sheriff shoots his mouth off once more: Shall be assigned desk responsibility after second hospital keep (Jonathan Jensen, Baltimore)

Michigan squeaks previous shocking South Dakota: Massive tectonic shift in Midwest reported (Roy Ashley, Washington)

Extra homes of worship are reopening, however attendance is flat: Deacons fill empty pews with leftover cardboard cutouts (Jon Gearhart)

PM Replace: Cool however usually nice this weekend: Boris Johnson subdued however amiable following troublesome workweek (Jeff Shirley, Richmond, Va.)

Non-public jets multiply within the skies: Mile Excessive Membership not restricted to people (Marli Melton, Carmel Valley, Calif.)

Racks could make issues simpler, till it’s time to scrub: ‘After I’m scrubbin’ that flooring, woo-ee, I tip proper over!’ Dolly Parton says (Roxi Slemp, Bariloche, Argentina)

Russia accused of breaking promise: Duh. (Dave Prevar, Annapolis)

Russians probably sick: ‘Ya assume?’ says head of most cancers ward at Mariupol Youngsters’s Hospital (Don Norum, Charlottesville, Va.)

Faculties nationwide are quietly eradicating books from their libraries: ‘Massive deal that the censors adopted our noise guidelines!’ says outraged librarian (Ryan Martinez)

She was a candidate to steer Levi’s. Then she began tweeting: When she constructed a nest on her desk, they pressed her to see skilled assist (Fowl Waring, Larchmont, N.Y.)

Key Youngkin adviser is paid by political corporations, not state: Fellow Republicans reward Va. governor’s efforts to manage state spending (Jerry Birchmore, Springfield, Va.)

Sink or swim: Fla. Gov. DeSantis indicators witch trial invoice (Kevin Dopart)

Trump is dropping his grip on the GOP: Little fingers blamed (Stephanie Smilay, Takoma Park, a First Offender)

Smith’s slap exhibits he’s not excellent: Analysts: he may have used extra thumb, higher follow-through (Duncan Stevens)

BTS member exams constructive for COVID-19: ‘Having it swabbed was even worse than the nostril take a look at,’ singer says (Invoice Dorner)

A Deep Dive Into the Blue Interval: ‘Avatar II: Feminine Biology’ reviewed (Steve Honley, Washington)

Paddle Your Personal Canoe: And 101 Different Euphemisms for Masturbation (Tom Witte, Montgomery Village, Md.)

‘Cauliflower with curry makes a legit stand-in for the basic rooster salad’: Gene Weingarten indicators that he’s being held hostage (Coleman Glenn)

Nonetheless operating — deadline Monday night time, April 25 — inform us a sentence you should utilize in two given locations, just like the fitness center and the hairstylist’s. See wapo.st/invite1484.

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