The Style Invitational Empress discusses this week's neologism contest plus the results of the contest to write something using uses all 100 Scrabble tiles.

Saluting Elden Carnahan's retirement as Keeper of the Loser Stats with an ELDN neologism contest. Plus winning writing that uses all 100 Scrabble tiles.

The Empress of The Style Invitational on this week's song parody results and new state-slogan/map game.


This week, create a funny state slogan whose words begin with the first letters of nearby states. Plus the winning lyrics and videos in our food-song contest.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week's new-words contest and winning limericks.

Use any of the provided terms just added to the dictionary, from omakase to yeet, in a short, funny poem. Plus the winning limericks featuring "hi-" words.

The Empress of The Style Invitational dishes on this week's "sister cities" contest and the (un)helpful results.

In this week's contest pair the names of two U.S. towns in a "joint venture." Plus winning "helpful" acts that are anything but.

The Style Invitational Empress discusses this week's Scrabblegram challenge and its inspiration, and reviews this week's winning neologisms.

In this week's contest, write something using all 100 tiles in a Scrabble set (your choice of blanks). Plus new words that would score 15 Scrabble points.

The Empress of The Style Invitational talks about this week's contest for food-themed songs, and about this week's winning and losing cartoon captions.

In this week's contest, write a song parody or original about food. Plus the winners of our latest Bob Staake cartoon caption contest.

The Empress of The Style Invitational dishes on this week's Limerixicon XIX and the results of misused-words poems.

In our annual contest, write a limerick featuring a word or name beginning with "hi-." Plus winning poems using misused words.

Writing a limerick for the Week 1502 Style Invitational contest? Here's a guide to what the Empress has in mind.

The Empress of The Style Invitational on this week's column and results, and the team of Losers taking over the stats and archive from Just One Guy.

In this week's contest, tell us an "act of kindness" that would be, let's say, unappreciated. Plus the winners of our what-if contest.

In her weekly column The Style Conversational, the Empress of The Style Invitational discusses the week's new Scrabble-neologism contest and the latest compare/contrast results

In this week's Style Invitational contest, coin a new word or phrase that would add to 15 Scrabble points (no blanks!). Plus winning compare/contrast jokes.

This week: Write a caption for any or all of four wacky Bob Staake cartoons. Plus more inking entries from recent contests.

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The Style Invitational is a humor/wordplay contest through which we seek to bring a variety of clever, timely, irreverent humor every week to the readers of The Washington Post.

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