Style Invitational Week 1404: Ask Backwards 38, a not-so-‘Jeopardy!’ contest

Submit up to 25 entries at (no capitals in the Web address). Deadline is Monday, Oct. 12; results will appear Nov. 1 in print, Oct. 29 online.

Winner gets the Lose Cannon, our Style Invitational trophy. Second place receives a Chinese army-style red-starred olive drab cap, picked up in China a while back by a “a former U.S. government ‘researcher,’ if you know what I mean,” says its donor, Loser Steve Smith.

The Style Conversational: The Empress’s weekly online column discusses each new contest and set of results. See this week’s at

Our new Loser-made podcast! In Episodes 1 through  4 of  You’re Invited, host Mike Gips has interviewed the Empress, Top Inviter Ever Chris Doyle, Founder of the Loser Community Elden Carnahan, and Current Dominator Duncan Stevens. Hear each half-hour at; the next one will drop in a few weeks. 

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