In the Loop Name the Flu Contest

Al Kamen over in TWP’s In the Loop is running a Name the Flu contest. He wanted a better name for this thing – something more accurate than “swine flu,” less wonky than “H1N1,” in case this virus returns big in the fall. I agree that the name should be “something bold like SARS,” perhaps even catchy (but short). It might help folks remember to wash their hands or cover their mouth when they sneeze.

The 10 winners are promised fine-quality, In the Loop T-shirts. Send your entries via e-mail to or mail them to In the Loop, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.You must include a phone number — home, work or cell — to be eligible. Just passing this along.

Deadline for entries is midnight this Wednesday, May 13. Read Al’s post here.

Doesn’t say anywhere that you must limit your entry to one — so go for it! Can you come up with your top ten names for this thingy?