Week 1234: It’s in­con­testable

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS -

Four weeks from now, the Em­press will have just placed her dainty im­pe­rial toe back on our glit­ter­ing shores. Which means that for the first time since Jan­uary 2002, al­most 800 con­tests ago — back dur­ing the late reign of her pre­de­ces­sor, the Czar — the In­vi­ta­tional will skip two con­tests in a row. Seis­mol­o­gists are stand­ing by to mea­sure the ef­fect of this event, er, un­event. Any­way, in mid­July we’ll run more inkwor­thy en­tries from pre­vi­ous con­tests. Mean­while, the Style In­vi­ta­tional Devo­tees group on Facebook — with no con­test to ob­sess over — will pre­sum­ably head full force into writ­ing im­me­di­ate postgame lim­er­icks about the Na­tion­als’ bullpen.

THE STYLE CON­VER­SA­TIONAL This week, the Em­press’s on­line col­umn fea­tures an en­try for Week 1230 that’s a great read but a lit­tle too long for the In­vite. Check it out at wapo.st/style­conv.

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