The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s cartoon caption contest and headline anagram results.

Plus winning rewrites from the words in Biden’s inaugural address.

Style Conversational Week 1424: The Style Invitational Empress discusses this week’s winning parodies and neologism contest.


Our nod to the NYT Spelling Bee game. Plus winning ‘work song’ parodies.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week's headline anagram contest and "joint legislation" results.

Plus the winners of our biennial “joint legislation” wordplay contest.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s "collaboration" contest and neologism results.

Add a co- (someone) to a movie, song, etc., and change the title. Plus UNDO neologisms.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s word bank contest and winning obit poems.

Use words from Biden’s speech to say something humorous; plus winning obit poems.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s song contest and retrospective results.

Write a song for or about any profession. Plus fresh ink from a passel of earlier contests.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s Joint Legislation contest and retrospective results.

Play with the names of congressional freshmen. Plus fresh ink from lots of earlier contests.

The Empress of The Style Invitational discusses this week’s Tour de Fours neologism contest and Year in Preview results.

Plus our Loser-predicted 2021 Year in Preview timeline.

The Empress on The Style Invitational’s annual obit poem contests

Time for commemorations with 2020 hindsight; plus poems using the year’s new words.

The Style Invitational Empress talks about this week's do-over contest.

Enter (or reenter) any of 24 recent contests. Plus winning song anagrams.

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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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