||Be invitationally correct
||Give us a funny "correction" that a newspaper or magazine might offer.
||Fork over some (new) Spoonerisms
||Write and original Q-A joke featuring a spoonerism.
||It's the eponymy, stupid
||Create an eponym -- a word based on the name of a well-known person -- define it, and perhaps use it in a humorous sentence.
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||And we quote: 'It's Parody Time'
||Write humorous first-person lyrics for a song "by" some particular person.
||What is Ask Backwards XL?
||You are on "Jeopardy!"; various answers are provided. You provide the questions.
||Haven't read it -- mis-subtitle a book
||Choose any book title listed on Amazon and misinterpret it by adding a subtitle.
||Could have said it worse ourselves
||Give us a humorously bad "first draft" of a famous line from history, literature or entertainment.
||Putting the 'anoid' in humanoid
||Humorously describe some aspect of our current society as a space alien and/or future anthropologist might interpret it.
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||It's a whole new all-game
||Slightly change the name of a sport, sports event or similar pastime to create a new one, and briefly describe it.
||The letters of the laws
||Propose some law -- it doesn't have to be a serious issue -- and give it a name and an acronym,
||It's parody time!
||Write a satiric song about anything in the news these days.
||Vowel Movement: The Musical
||Choose a song title; remove all the vowels; then add back as many vowels as you like to create a new title, and describe the song. You might also provide a line or two of lyrics.
||One-offs: A 'typo' neologism contest
||You're a fat-fingered typist: Change a word, name or phrase by either adding or substituting one letter that's adjacent (in any direction) to the original one on a regular QWERTY keyboard, or by doubling the correct letter.
||Choose any sentence (not a headline!) in an article or ad in The Washington Post or another publication dated April 22 through May 3, and write a question it might humorously answer.
||The On-Our-Way-Back Machine
||Tell us how (in some funny way) things will be different as we emerge from the pandemic.
||Tour de Fours XVII: Just Undo It
||Coin a word or multi-word term containing the letters U-N-D-O -- consecutive but in any order -- and describe it.
||The Year in Redo, Part 2
||Enter (or reenter) any Style Invitational contest from Week 1388 through 1412.
||Legends of the fall -- more fictoids
||Tell us some bogus trivia about autumn, or things that happen (or have happened) in autumn.
||Slightly change the name of a nonprofit organization and describe it.
||The lie-zy days of summer
||Tell us some bogus trivia about the summer or things that happen or have happened in the summer.
||Add nauseam: A plus-one contest
||Add a "plus one" to some familiar numerical grouping, true or fictional
||Picture this -- caption these cartoons
||Write a caption, either descriptive or in dialogue, for any of the provided Bob Staake cartoons.
||Of course there are stupid questions!
||Give us stupid questions, especially ones reflecting Our Current Situation.
||Ask Backwards 38
||Sixteen "answers" are provided. Tell us the questions.
||Selected shortened subjects
||Delete one or more letters from the beginning or end (or both) of a movie title and describe the resulting movie.
||Well, at least …
||Note some good news for the coming year to comfort -- or "comfort" -- those who are depressed about the change of presidential administration.
||Futz your sign
||Select a line from one of the horoscopes appearing anytime from Nov. 6 through Nov. 17 in the Washington Post's daily Style or on washingtonpost.com and "clarify" it with a translation or extra "information".
||Bank shots: Mess with (y)our heads
||Quote a headline appearing in the Washington Post, washington.com or another publication, print or headline, dated May 22 to June 1, and supply a "bank" headline that either misinterprets it, as in the examples above, or comments wryly on it.
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