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The Corona Challenge: Contest Winners

 

Once the Word Gets Out                                                    

The response to Mishpacha’s neologism contest was, well, heavy. Our challenge to readers was to provide a new word that best describes our definition. We provided the definition: the weight gained over quarantine. And you provided the word — we received over 320 creative submissions.

3 most submitted words

Quaranton
The Covid 19 (a riff on the term “Freshman 15,” referring to the weight gained during a student’s first year at college)
Poundemic

 

Top 5 winning submissions (winner chosen by raffle):

Fattening the curve
Zits-Fleish
Quaracorpulous
Stuckhome Syndrome
Homepound

 

Honorable mention

Yoseres ha’kovid
In-pounded
Self-flabellation

 

Raffle winner: Chaya Friedman


JOIN THE CONTEST!

Song of the Season
In our newest contest, we’re asking readers to repurpose a Jewish song with a theme for today.
Winner receives a special signed edition of the best-selling Kichels book.

 

Examples:
ODE TO MY CLEANING HELP
She is a miracle
She is a miracle
Why she remains, who can explain
She is a miracle
Shwekey’s “We Are a Miracle”
 
THE BEDTIME SONG
He’ll make a mess, mess
She’ll pick a fight, fight
It’ll be a miracle
If they go to sleep tonight
8th Day’s “Miracle of Light”

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The Moment Contest!

 

(Originally featured in Mishpacha, Issue 812)

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