In a recent contest in The Washington Post, readers were asked to take an expression using a number, add or subtract one, and create a new definition:
- The Year 2001 Problem
How to find jobs for all those programmers hired to solve the Year 2000 problem.
Complete the previous catch before proceeding to this step.
- Fortune 501
Levi Strauss makes the list, but just by the seat of its pants.
- Motel 5
If you’re not there by midnight, they turn off the light.
- Dressed to the Eights
Impeccably attired with white socks.
- Six Brides for Seven Brothers
Someone’s gonna get hurt!
- Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs
The title, before they expelled Gassy.
- Five Eyes
Other kids can be so cruel when you are Siamese twins, and one of you is wearing a monocle.
The mark on the forehead of Satan’s slightly less evil brother, Ralph.